Linde has today (Oct 21) started-up a new hydrogen production facility in Texas, US, taking the company’s total hydrogen capacity to approximately 1.5 billion cubic feet per day.

Already, the plant has started to supply high-purity hydrogen to the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas, under a recently inked long-term supply agreement.

The site, located on Linde’s approximately 600km US Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline, which runs from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Freeport, Texas will also serve other customers in the region. 

Jeff Barnhard, Vice-President South Region, Linde, said, “Over the past five years we have significantly expanded our already robust hydrogen supply system in the US Gulf Coast.

“Supported by multiple supply sources and an innovative high-purity hydrogen storage cavern, this infrastructure enables us to provide our customers with reliable long-term supply. We are proud to have started up this major project on budget despite the macro challenges we encountered.”