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LOW-CARBON HYDROGEN

#WELCOMETOEARTH2: GREEN AND LOW-CARBON HYDROGEN AS THE RESPONSE TO THE NECESSITY OF DECARBONIZING THE INDUSTRY.

MAIRE TECNIMONT AS GO-TO PARTNER, FROM DEVELOPMENT TO PLANT

Hydrogen is a key element for the energy transition, at the center of the challenges of global warming.

A fundamental energy carrier, storable and transportable over long distances, green and low-carbon hydrogen will play a key role in the decarbonization process, in the transport sector, as raw material in several industries such as steel or chemical, and as a building block to produce different products, like fertilizers.

To face the global challenges of the industry’s decarbonization, Maire Tecnimont through NextChem and thanks to the capabilities of the whole group is able to meet the needs of the new developing hydrogen market.

Thanks to our technical expertise as a leading engineering company in energy, petrochemical and fertilizers, we are the best link between renewables and process industry, the partner of choice for any end-to-end project in the industry’s decarbonization.

In 2020, global hydrogen demand reached 90 Mt, almost entirely satisfied by natural gas reforming, coal gasification and lignite production. In the same year, the production of hydrogen has emitted 900 Mt of climate- changing emissions in the atmosphere (IEA, 2021), because of the predominance of fossil sources. By 2050 the demand for renewable or low- carbon hydrogen could reach about 660 million tons, 22% of the final energy demand at global level, according to the forecasts published in by the Hydrogen Council in November 2021.

We are able to develop or co-develop projects, act as industrializer and integrator of innovative technologies and finally realize plants as an EPC contractor both to produce renewable energy (solar and wind farm) andhigh value-added chemicals, using renewable or low carbon hydrogen as feedstock.


For projects involving the production and the use of renewable or low- emission hydrogen, NextChem’s offer is divided into:

  • Participation in the investment during the project development phase Modeling technical-economic-financial of a business case using ArcHy (Architectural modeling tool for Hydrogen systems), a proprietary system
  • Implementation of feasibility studies and FEED
  • Dynamic simulation of plant operation using HyPer (Hydrogen Performance simulator), a proprietary performance model able to simulate the behavior and output of a Power to X plant
  • End-to-end plant realization in EPC
  • Integration of proprietary technologies and solutions including ElectricBlue HydrogenTM , Circular HydrogenTM , Green Hydrogen, Small Scale Green Ammonia

 

THREE TECHNOLOGIES, THREE SHADES OF HYDROGEN

1ElectricBlue HydrogenTM

The bridging solution toward a 100% green future: produced from natural gas, but by electrifying the process and with the CO2 capture, reducing emissions by 45%. By capturing CO2 during production, it is possible to reduce further the emissions. It allows to achieve zero NOX , CO, SOX and particulate emissions and produce four times more hydrogen volumes with the same amount of energy than an electrolyser. Renewable sources can also be used in its production, reducing energy waste.

 

2Circular HydrogenTM

Produced by syngas obtained by the chemical conversion of carbon and hydrogen contained in plastic and dry waste that are non-recyclable. It offers significant environmental benefits because it can contribute to solve the problem of non-recyclable waste and to the decarbonization of traditional sites, such as refineries, and it has a competitive cost. The synergy between waste management & disposal and the chemical industry results in a very promising technology.

 

3Green Hydrogen

The most sustainable and the only zero-carbon option. There are no stack and no emissions involved, and it can be used as feedstock for C02 and RES valorization as carbon-neutral e-fuels and chemicals.

 

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Last update: 26/09/2022 11:21