Air Products has been selected as the key technology provider for Hexagon Energy Materials’ Pedirka blue hydrogen project in Australia.

Launching the project earlier this year, Hexagon said the development basis of the project is ‘clean’ blue hydrogen that is said to be zero emissions.

Hexagon Energy Materials hopes that blue hydrogen produced at the site will provide a gateway for the conversion to hydrogen economies over the coming decades. 

Air Products will now play a key role in such activities following a contract signing on Wednesday (28th April).

In addition to confirming Air Products’ role within the project, Hexagon Energy Materials has also entered into an agreement with Genesis to provide engineering support during the pre-feasibility study.

“The combination of Air Products’ technology and Genesis’ engineering capability will provide the project with world class solution provides who have a track record of delivering successful blue hydrogen projects,” Hexagon Energy Materials said in a statement.

As the project progresses, Hexagon will look to develop further these relationships and those with other groups to accelerate and assist the rapid advancement of the project.

Commenting on the recent developments, Chair Whitefield, Chairman of Hexagon Energy Materials, said, “We are excited to access the experience of organisations of such a global significance in the hydrogen space.”

“Their technical and operational experience will be extremely useful in the accelerated planning and development of the project.”