ExxonMobil's Low-Carbon Hydrogen Project Gets FEED
ExxonMobil's Baytown facility, planned to start in 2027-2028, will be the world's largest low-carbon hydrogen project, producing one billion cubic feet of low-carbon hydrogen per day.
The facility is expected to capture and store over 98% of the CO2 produced, or around 7 million metric tonnes annually. Other CO2 emitters in the area will also be able to use the carbon capture and storage network to help them reduce their carbon footprint.
“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.”
The company wants to combine the largest low-carbon hydrogen plant in the world with the largest olefins plant in the US to make products for customers and society that are more sustainable and have lower emissions.
ExxonMobil has given the contract for the next stage of front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the low-carbon hydrogen project to Technip Energies.