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Honeywell technology to be used at Baytown facility

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Honeywell has announced that ExxonMobil will deploy one of its carbon capture technologies – Honeywell's CO2 Fractionation and Hydrogen Purification System - at its integrated complex in Baytown, Texas, US. This technology is expected to enable ExxonMobil to capture about 7 million tpy of carbon dioxide (CO2), the equivalent of the emission of 1.5 million of automobiles for one year.

Honeywell UOP's carbon capture technology will be integrated into the design of ExxonMobil's low-carbon hydrogen production facility and enable it to capture more than 982% of associated CO2 emissions. The captured CO2 is expected to be sequestered and permanently stored by ExxonMobil. ExxonMobil's Baytown low-carbon hydrogen, ammonia and carbon capture facility is expected to produce around 1 billion ft3/d of low-carbon hydrogen, making this the largest low-carbon hydrogen project in the world at planned start-up in 2027 – 2028. ExxonMobil's Baytown integrated complex is home to the largest olefins plant in the US. The site is located on approximately 3400 acres along the Houston Ship Channel.

"ExxonMobil's investment in carbon capture technology shows our commitment to supporting customers in their decarbonisation efforts and to reducing emissions at our own operations," said Dan Ammann, President of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions. "The scale of this project is expected to enable up to 30% of Scope 1 and 2 emissions from our Baytown facility by switching from natural gas as a fuel source to low-carbon hydrogen."

"The use of Honeywell's technology enables ExxonMobil to reduce CO2 emissions at a large-scale," said Barry Glickman, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions. "Our ready-now carbon capture technology works to decarbonise production processes and is effective because it can allow for significant emissions reduction that can play a major role in the energy transition."

With more than 50 years of experience in gas processing, Honeywell has extensive experience with proven carbon capture and hydrogen technologies. Honeywell's new advanced solvent CO2 capture and hydrogen solutions allow for CO2 to be captured, transported and stored at a lower cost through greater efficiency, while allowing for smaller equipment and lower capital operational expenses needed to run the plant compared to existing technologies.

Today, 15 million tpy of CO2 is being captured and used in storage/utilisation applications through Honeywell's CO2 Solutions process expertise. Current Honeywell customers have the capacity to capture 40 million tpy of CO2 through installed projects worldwide that utilise Honeywell CO2 technology.

Honeywell is committed to achieving carbon neutrality in its operations and facilities by 2035. This commitment builds on the company's track record of sharply reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities, as well as its decades-long history of innovation to help its customers meet their environmental and social goals. About 60% of Honeywell's new product introduction research and development investment is directed toward products that improve environmental and social outcomes for customers.

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