Plug Power and New Fortress Energy partner on Texas hydrogen project


United States – An agreement between Plug Power and New Fortress Energy is in place for the construction of a 120 megawatt commercial-scale green hydrogen plant close to Beaumont, Texas.

The facility, which will use Plug’s proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis technology, is anticipated to be one of the biggest of its kind in North America and will allow the production of more than 50 tons per day (TPD) of green hydrogen. The facility will be expandable to almost 500 megawatts with the development of additional supporting infrastructure. For NFE, a global infrastructure company devoted to accelerating the global switch to clean energy, the facility represents its first investment in green hydrogen.

Reliable power

The green hydrogen project site is strategically situated on the banks of the Neches River in Jefferson County, Texas, giving it access to reliable power and superior logistics, including rail, marine, and existing pipelines that span the U.S. Gulf Coast region. It is also close to industrial end-users. Numerous massive industrial facilities in the petrochemical, refining, and other industries that process feedstocks and desulfurize air are located in the Port of Beaumont and the larger Sabine-Neches Navigation District.