McDermott International has today (3rd August) 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.

Through the project, a consortium of public, private and academic partnership hope to demonstrate that renewable hydrogen can be a cost-effective fuel for multiple end-use applications.

On McDermott’s participation, Samik Mukherjee, McDermott’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “McDermott recognises that hydrogen has a very prominent role to play in the future of sustainable energy.”

“We are confident that the talent and expertise of our people, in collaboration with our partners, will accelerate momentum and unlock the meaningful progress necessary to turn aspiration into reality.”

As part of H2@Scale, McDermott will be part of the below 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.