Air Liquide, ExxonMobil partner on world’s largest low-carbon hydrogen project Baytown Texas

Air Liquide, ExxonMobil partner on world’s largest low-carbon hydrogen project

USA

BAYTOWN, June 24, 2024 – ExxonMobil has brought Air Liquide on board its low-carbon hydrogen project in Baytown, Texas, the two companies announced on Monday.

The French player plans to spend up to USD 850 million to build, own and operate four large modular air separation units (LMAs), as well as related infrastructure at the site, in order to supply low-carbon oxygen and nitrogen.

The LMAs will supply 9,000 tonnes of oxygen and up to 6,500 tonnes of nitrogen daily to the facility, which will enable ExxonMobil’s production of low-carbon hydrogen. 

 

The project will make use of Air Liquide’s existing pipeline network.

“Through this new agreement with ExxonMobil, Air Liquide is proud to support the development of what is poised to be the world’s largest low-carbon platform while reinforcing its gas offering in this key industrial basin,” Air Liquide CEO François Jackow said.

With the partnership, ExxonMobil says it aims to grow a low-carbon hydrogen market along the US Gulf Coast to help industrial customers achieve their decarbonisation goals.

If the planned project reaches an FID, it will become the largest industrial investment in the history of the Air Liquide Group.

Photo of the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex courtesy of ExxonMobil.