Chart Industries has today announced its participation in the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) project, Demonstration and Framework for H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond.

Supported by DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, H2@Scale in Texas and Beyond aims to show that renewable hydrogen can be a cost-effective fuel for multiple end use applications.

As part of its role in the project, Chart is partnering with Frontier Energy, GTI, University of Texas at Austin, OneH2, Texas Gas Service, SoCalGas, Toyota Motor North America, Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Air Liquide to conduct two related projects.

Project one:

As part of the first project, The University of Texas at Austin will host a first-of-its-kind integration of commercial hydrogen production, distribution, storage and use.

The project partners will generate zero-carbon hydrogen on-site via electrolysis with solar and wind power and reformation of renewable natural gas from a Texas landfill. 

Hydrogen produced at the site will power a stationary fuel cell to provide clean and reliable power for the Texas Advanced Computing Centre and supply a hydrogen station which will fuel a fleet of Toyota Mirai vehicles.

The venture will be the first time both sources of renewable hydrogen are used in the same project.

Project two:

The second project will be located at the Port of Houston and will see the team conduct a feasibility study for scaling up hydrogen production and use.

Together, the project partners will assess available resources, prospective hydrogen users, and delivery infrastructure, such as existing pipelines that supply hydrogen to refineries.

Commenting on its involvement in a statement, Chart, said, “Chart is excited to have the opportunity to participate in H2@Scale in Texas with these leading companies and experts on this important zero carbon initiative, and ensuring the renewable hydrogen supply chain is a viable and economic solution for reducing greenhouse gases in and around the Port of Houston and beyond.”