Linde has unveiled plans to construct a $83m hydrogen plant in Alabama, US.

The Alabama Department of Commerce on Tuesday (7th June) made the announcement, stating that the industrial gas giant will meet growing demand from aerospace, electronics, manufacturing and mobility customers with the new facility.

In addition to increasing hydrogen supply in the region, the developmnt is also set to boost employment in the southeastern state.

gasworld understands the plant will be operational by 2024.

News of the plant comes less than a month after Linde announced a partnership with oil giant bp to produce accelerate low carbon hydrogen production in the state of Texas.

Read more: Linde, bp unveil CCS project ambitions for low carbon hydrogen

With this, and many other projects alike, Linde is spearheading the US hydrogen market.

In a tweet welcoming Linde’s move, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said, “Linde’s decision to expand in our great state is just another example of an Alabama company thriving.”

“The secret is out – Alabama is full of opportunities, and we are the best place to do business,” she continued.

gasworld has reached out to Linde about the latest hydrogen plant announcement and hopes to share more information as soon as possible.