Global industrial gases and engineering company, Linde, has started up its fifth liquid hydrogen plant in the US to boost supply network of plants in California, Alabama, Indiana and New York.
The new plant, located in La Porte, Texas, will supply over 30 tonnes/day of high-purity liquid hydrogen. The liquefier takes hydrogen from Linde’s approximately 600-km US Gulf Coast pipeline, which has over 15 independent hydrogen production sources, giving it the most reliable feed supply of any hydrogen liquefier in the US today, Linde said. The hydrogen is purified and liquefied before supplying it to end markets, including material handling, mobility, aerospace, manufacturing, metals, energy and electronics.
Jeff Barnhard, Vice President South Region, Linde, said, “This plant will not only boost the reliability of our existing network, but will also make the supply chain more efficient and increase our ability to serve the rising demand from existing and new customers, for both conventional and clean hydrogen.”