Industrial gases firm Linde announced Thursday that its new hydrogen production facility in Texas has commenced operations. The plant is providing high-purity hydrogen to the Phillips 66 Sweeney Refinery in Old Ocean, TX through a long-term supply agreement.
“Over the past five years we have significantly expanded our already robust hydrogen supply system in the US Gulf Coast,” Jeff Barnhard, vice president, South Region for Linde, said in a company release. “Supported by multiple supply sources and an innovative high-purity hydrogen storage cavern, this infrastructure enables us to provide our customers with reliable long-term supply. We are proud to have started up this major project on budget despite the macro challenges we encountered.”
The facility has a capacity of 1.5 billion cu ft/day of hydrogen and is connected to Linde’s 600-km US Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline, which was recently connected to Phillips 66’s Sweeney Refinery.
Linde said the location will also serve other customers throughout the area.
Business intelligence firm Emergen Research recently forecast that the global liquid hydrogen market will hit a value of $50.39 billion by 2027, with growth propelled by rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs).
Powder & Bulk Solids also reported this month that INEOS is committing about $2.3 billion to increase production of green hydrogen across Europe. Plants will be built in Germany, Norway, and Belgium over the coming 10 years, and the company will also invest in sites in the UK and France.