Californian hydrogen unit start-up for Air Liquide


Air Liquide’s latest world scale hydrogen production unit began operations at the close of September 2009, on the site of ConocoPhillips’ San Francisco refinery in Rodeo, California.

Located on the north eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, the 142,000 Nm3/h steam methane reformer (SMR) is one of the largest hydrogen units in operation in the US.

Owned and operated by Air Liquide Large Industries U.S L.P, the new unit demonstrates the group’s ongoing growth in the evolving energy sector.

Air Liquide continues to grow its hydrogen business in the US to reliably supply refiners with this essential gas used to convert heavy crude oil into diesel, jet fuel and gasoline and to further remove sulphur from these products. These low sulphur transportation fuels meet the most stringent worldwide environmental regulations.

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