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Air Products to build €3.9 billion hydrogen complex in Louisiana

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Air Products has announced that a US$4.5 billion (€3.9 billion) clean energy complex is to be built in Louisiana.
Air Products is a gas company that produces and transports hydrogen and other essential industrial gases to many customer facilities in Louisiana, across the US Gulf Coast and around the world.
Air Products will build, own and operate the megaproject, which will produce over 750 million ft3/d of blue hydrogen in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.
‘Blue’ products are produced utilising hydrocarbons as a feedstock, with the carbon dioxide (CO2) in the production process captured for permanent sequestration.
The project will create 170 permanent jobs and more than 2000 construction jobs over three years.
A portion of the blue hydrogen will be compressed and supplied to customers by Air Products’ extensive US Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network. The network is the largest hydrogen pipeline system in the world, stretching more than 700-miles from Galveston Bay in Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana.
“This is a major industrial investment that will create quality manufacturing jobs while limiting environmental impacts, a goal envisioned by my Climate Initiatives Task Force,” Louisiana Governor John Edwards said. “Carbon capture and sequestration are important to Louisiana’s efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while maintaining jobs and growing our manufacturing base. This project is a clear demonstration of our ability to grow the Louisiana economy while lowering the carbon footprint of industry."
“Air Products is excited to announce this investment in clean energy with the Governor of Louisiana,” Air Products CEO Seifi Ghasemi added. “This landmark megaproject will not only create jobs but make Louisiana and Ascension Parish leaders in the US clean energy transition. Air Products is fully invested in and committed to projects that leverage our build-own-operate, technology, financial, and sustainability capabilities, and this project brings all of those core strengths together.”
Approximately 95% of the CO2 generated at the facility will be captured, compressed and transported safely by pipeline to multiple inland sequestration sites located along a pipeline corridor extending up to 35 miles to the east of the new production facility.