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ExxonMobil awards FEED for low-carbon hydrogen facility

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ExxonMobil has announced the next step in the development of the world’s largest low-carbon hydrogen production facility with a contract award for front-end engineering and design (FEED). A final investment decision (FID) for the project is expected by 2024, subject to stakeholder support, regulatory permitting, and market conditions.

ExxonMobil’s Baytown low-carbon hydrogen, ammonia and carbon capture facility is expected to produce 1 billion ft3/d of low-carbon hydrogen, making it one of the largest low-carbon hydrogen projects in the world at planned start-up in 2027 - 2028.

More than 98% of the associated carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by the facility, or around 7 million tpy, is expected to be captured and permanently stored. The carbon capture and storage (CCS) network being developed for the project will be made available for use by third-party CO2 emitters in the area in support of their decarbonisation efforts.

“This project allows us to offer significant volumes of low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia to third-party customers in support of their decarbonisation efforts,” said Dan Ammann, President of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions. “In addition, the project is expected to enable up to a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions from our Baytown integrated complex, by switching from natural gas as a fuel source to low-carbon hydrogen.”

ExxonMobil will pair the world’s largest low-carbon hydrogen facility with the largest olefins plant in the US to deliver more sustainable, lower-emissions products for customers and society.

The company has awarded the contract to Technip Energies who will be responsible for the next stage of FEED of the low-carbon hydrogen project.

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