HIF Global partners with Topsoe for eFuels facility in Texas
This is Topsoe first involvement in a commercial scale Power-to-X facility producing gasoline.
Topsoe will deliver technology to HIF Global’s (HIF) planned carbon-neutral eFuels facility in Texas, US.
The plant will produce carbon-neutral fuel – enough to decarbonize over 400,000 vehicles annually.
eFuels are produced by combining green hydrogen made from renewable power, and recycled carbon dioxide. HIF´s facility in Texas will help remove 2 million tonnes of CO2 from the air every year.
Topsoe delivers basic engineering and license for methanol synthesis and TIGASTM gasoline synthesis technologies. Later in the project, Topsoe’s scope will be extended to supply methanol reactors and catalysts.
The gasoline synthesis from methanol has been commercially proven in a 15000-bpd plant in Turkmenistan since 2019.
Electricity based fuels, or eFuels, are carbon-neutral fuels produced from green hydrogen and CO2. eFuels have the same chemical properties as fossil-based fuels and, as a result, can be used as direct substitutes in existing motors and infrastructure.
Roeland Baan, CEO at Topsoe, said, “Our technology will be used to directly convert renewable hydrogen and CO2 to methanol, which is further converted into plug and play gasoline. We are excited to showcase our capabilities in this field and apply the Topsoe methanol and TIGASTM technology for eFuels.”
Renato Pereira, CEO at HIF USA, said, “We look forward to partnering with Topsoe and utilizing its state-of-the-art technology within our Matagorda County facility. Carbon-neutral eFuels represent the energy sector’s next frontier, enabling renewable resources to fuel our mobile economy.”