Air Products announced building, owning, and operating a 10 tonnes/day facility to produce green liquid hydrogen in Casa Grande, Arizona, US.
The zero-carbon liquid hydrogen facility is expected to be on-stream in 2023, and its product will be sold to the hydrogen for mobility market in California and other locations requiring zero-carbon hydrogen.
The facility will use two Thyssenkrupp nucera electrolyzers to produce gaseous hydrogen, which will be converted to liquid hydrogen using Air Products’ proprietary technology. The site will also include a terminal for distributing products to customer locations throughout California and other markets.
Air Products’ production process eliminates carbon by powering the entire facility with zero-carbon renewable power.
The facility will include advanced compression technology supplied through the Baker Hughes strategic alliance to feed the liquefier. The compression technology is also being used for Air Products’ previously announced world-scale carbon-free hydrogen NEOM project located in Saudi Arabia and the recently announced net-zero hydrogen production complex in Alberta, Canada.
Eric Guter, VP at Air Products, said, “The Arizona project is another link in the hydrogen supply chain to ensure a reliable supply of decarbonized fuel to customers. Air Products is continuing to pursue other opportunities to produce low and zero-carbon hydrogen to help meet the growing demand in world-leading geographies.”