World-Scale Hydrogen Production Projects
Air Products’ higher purpose includes addressing the world’s need for clean energy and materials while reducing environmental impacts. Hydrogen is key to meeting this challenge.
Generating a cleaner future involves experience, investment, and innovation on a world scale. We have over 60 years’ experience safely producing and delivering hydrogen to our customers and more than 50 patents in hydrogen fueling. We have announced billions of dollars of investment in new sources of hydrogen and infrastructure development. Air Products has the technology, the track record, and the ambition to bring the hydrogen economy to scale.
Transit agencies around the world are transitioning to zero-emission fuel cell electric buses, and Air Products is providing hydrogen fueling solutions to support their goals.
Hydrogen is already playing a key role in decarbonizing transportation, and provides superior performance compared to other clean technologies when deployed in heavy-duty applications. Air Products isn’t just saying this but is leading by example through its recent announcement to convert its global fleet of approximately 2,000 trucks to hydrogen fuel cell zero-emission vehicles.
As the world’s largest hydrogen producer and operator of the world's longest hydrogen pipeline system, Air Products works across all facets of the hydrogen value chain, including production, distribution, storage, and dispensing of gaseous and liquid hydrogen.
Air Products will invest $4.5B to build-own-operate the world’s largest blue hydrogen production facility, producing over 750 MMSCFD of blue hydrogen in Louisiana, USA. A portion of the blue hydrogen will be compressed and supplied to customers by our U.S. Gulf Coast pipeline network; the balance will be used to make blue ammonia that will be transported around the world and converted back to blue hydrogen for transportation and other markets.
The megaproject will also capture over five million metric tons per year of CO₂, making it the largest carbon capture for sequestration facility in the world. Numerous studies have shown that Louisiana’s geology is some of the best in the world for permanent geologic sequestration.
The project is expected to be operational in 2026.
With an investment of $7 billion, Air Products will supply carbon-free green hydrogen to power buses and trucks around the world by 2025, eliminating 3 million tons per year of CO₂ emissions, the equivalent of emissions from over 700,000 cars. The joint venture project in Saudi Arabia with NEOM and ACWA Power will be powered by four gigawatts of renewable power from solar, wind and storage, fueling the production of 650 tons per day of hydrogen by electrolysis using thyssenkrupp technology, nitrogen by air separation using Air Products technology, and 1.2 million tons per year of carbon-free ammonia using Haldor Topsoe technology.
Our hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada will make the area the center of western Canada’s and the Pacific Northwest's hydrogen economy. The complex will produce enough liquid hydrogen to fuel every public transit agency across Alberta. Better yet, the combination of our advanced hydrogen technology, carbon capture and storage, and hydrogen-fueled power generation makes it possible to operate the facility with a net-zero carbon footprint.