Exxon Contracts Technip For World’s Biggest Low-Carbon Hydrogen Site

Exxon Contracts Technip For World’s Biggest Low-Carbon Hydrogen Site - Carbon Herald
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Exxon announced a contract award for front-end engineering and design (FEED) with Technip Energies for the world’s largest low-carbon hydrogen facility. The final investment decision for the site is expected by 2024 and depends on stakeholder support, regulatory permitting, and market conditions.

The low-carbon hydrogen, ammonia, and carbon capture site, located in Baytown, Texas is expected to produce one billion cubic feet of low-CO2 hydrogen daily, making it the largest such project globally. Its planned startup is set for 2027-2028. 

Over 98% of the associated carbon produced by the facility – or around 7 million metric tons per year – is expected to be captured and stored permanently. The CO2 capture and storage network that is developed for the project will be made available for use by third-party local carbon emitters.

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“This project allows us to offer significant volumes of low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia to third-party customers in support of their decarbonization efforts,” said Dan Ammann, president of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions. The project is expected to allow up to a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions from the Baytown integrated complex, by switching from natural gas to low-CO2 hydrogen, he also said. 

ExxonMobil will pair the low-CO2 hydrogen project with the largest olefins site in the U.S. to offer more sustainable, lower-emissions products.

Technip Energies will be responsible for the next stage of front-end engineering and design of the low-CO2 hydrogen project.

The offtake agreements for the project are currency under discussion with third-party emitters. 

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