Wacker, Linde Project on Green Hydrogen and Renewable Methanol Reaches Next Selection Stage for EU Funding

Wacker Chemie AG announced that its project funding proposal to the European Union for building a production complex for green hydrogen and renewable methanol at its Burghausen site has reached the next selection stage. The funding application states that WACKER wants to build a 20-megawatt electrolysis plant with Linde GmbH to generate hydrogen from water … Read more

Air Liquide to Invest $9.5B in Low Carbon Hydrogen as part of ESG Strategy

Air Liquide has announced a number of objectives in line with its growth trajectory, including firm targets to reduce its absolute CO2 emissions by 2025 and invest €8.0 billion ($9.5 billion) in the hydrogen supply chain to ACT for a Sustainable future. The company is aiming to accelerate its hydrogen developments to at least triple its … Read more

Aquamarine, Haldor Topsoe sign MOU for Building Green H2, NH3 plant in Germany

AQM Capital LLC (Aquamarine) is developing a large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia facility to be constructed in multiple stages in northern Germany. In the first stage of the project, the proposed facility will use Haldor Topsoe A/S’s  proprietary solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC) to produce green hydrogen from 100 MW of renewable electricity. The H2 … Read more

INOX Air Products Invests $275 Million to Establish Eight ASUs in India

INOX Air Products (INOX AP) announced major plans to build eight new air separation units (ASUs) across India as part of a ₹2,000 crore ($276m) development that will double its liquid medical oxygen production. Marking India’s largest greenfield investment plan for the industrial gases sector, the ASUs will produce liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen and liquid … Read more

Air Liquide Inaugurates Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production Unit in Canada

Air Liquide has completed the construction of the world’s largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer in Bécancour, Québec, Canada. Supplied with renewable energy, this unit is now producing up to 8.2 tonnes per day of low-carbon hydrogen. With this large-scale investment, the Group confirms its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition … Read more

Linde to Build World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Plant in Germany

Linde will build, own and operate the world’s largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer plant at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany. The new 24-megawatt electrolyzer will produce green hydrogen to supply Linde’s industrial customers through the company’s existing pipeline network. In addition, Linde will distribute liquefied green hydrogen to refueling stations and other industrial … Read more

Air Liquide Announces $160 Million Upgrade Plan to Aid Eastman Expansion

Air Liquide announces a long-term supply agreement with Eastman Chemical Company to provide additional gaseous oxygen, nitrogen and syngas supporting Eastman’s growth and production in Longview, Texas. Air Liquide will invest more than 160 million U.S. dollars to modernize existing assets and build a new Air Separation Unit (ASU) and Partial Oxidation Unit (POX). With … Read more

Linde India Reported 50% Drop in YoY Sales for Q2 CY2020

Linde India Ltd., an Indian subsidiary of industrial gas manufacturer Linde Plc announced its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. CY 2020 Q2 Results- QoQ The company’s net profit declined 49.3% to Rs 19.80 crores ($2.6 million) for the period ended June 30, 2020 as against net profit of Rs 39.03 crores … Read more

Air Liquide to Acquire 16 ASUs from Sasol for $510 million

Sasol Ltd. has signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for Air Liquide to acquire the biggest oxygen-production site in the world located in Secunda in South Africa. The agreement is in line with Sasol’s plan to reduce its emissions of CO2. In this context, Air Liquide would operate the 16 air separation units (ASU) of this … Read more

Linde Signs MoU with China Power to Develop Green Hydrogen Energy

Linde announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Beijing Green Hydrogen Technology Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Power International Development Ltd., to jointly promote the application and development of green hydrogen in China. Under the terms of the MoU both companies will collaborate on a variety of green hydrogen … Read more

Air Liquide to Invest $114M in NLMK’s Site in Russia

Air Liquide, a French industrial gas producer entered a new long-term partnership with Russian steel producer NLMK to construct a state-of-the-art air separation unit (ASU).  Under the agreement, Air Liquide will make an investment of nearly €100 million ($114 million) in NLMK’s flagship site in Lipetsk, Russia.  In addition, it will build an air separation … Read more

Air Liquide to Invest $100M for Gas Supply to SDI in Texas

Air Liquide has signed a long-term agreement with Steel Dynamics, Inc. (SDI), one of the largest steel producers and metals recyclers in the United States, to supply gaseous oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to SDI’s new Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) steel mill in Sinton, Texas. To support the new agreement, Air Liquide plans to invest over … Read more

Air Products Plans $5 Billion Green Ammonia Plant in Saudi Arabia

Air Products on Tuesday announced an agreement for $5 billion green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility that will be powered by renewable energy. The project will be equally owned by Air Products, ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia and NEOM. NEOM is a new model for sustainable living located in the North West corner of the Kingdom … Read more

Air Products to Invest $2 Billion for Coal-to-Methanol Project in Indonesia

Air Products announced on Thursday it has signed a definitive agreement for a long-term on-site contract for a world-scale coal-to-methanol production facility in Bengalon, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Under the long-term on-site contract, PT. Bakrie Capital Indonesia, part of the Bakrie Group, and PT. Ithaca Resources, part of the PT. AP Investment, will supply the coal … Read more

Linde Signs Long-term Agreement with Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Linde announced it has leveraged its broad technology portfolio to sign a new contract with India’s largest refiner Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).  Praxair India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Linde, will build, own and operate an air separation unit (ASU) to supply oxygen and nitrogen to its incumbent customer, IOCL, for its … Read more

Air Products Qudra Breaks Ground for Industrial Gases Hub in Saudi Arabia

Air Products Qudra, in collaboration with the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, held a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of work in building a world-class, fully-integrated industrial gases hub in the Jubail Industrial City. The significant investment by Air Products Qudra involves building, owning and operating a world-scale steam methane reformer (SMR) to … Read more

Linde Starts Up New Air Separation Unit at Freeport, Texas

Linde PLC announced it has commissioned a new air separation unit (ASU) in Freeport, Texas, as part of a long-term agreement to supply MEGlobal Americas Inc.’s new monoethylene glycol (MEG) plant at Oyster Creek petrochemical complex in Freeport. The new ASU will supply oxygen and nitrogen to MEGlobal Oyster Creek for use in its MEG … Read more

Linde Starts Up New Air Separation Unit in Florida

Linde announced it has started up a new Air Separation Unit (ASU) effectively doubling the production capacity of its existing plant at Mims, Florida. “The expansion is in response to rapidly growing contracted demand for space launch activity,” the company said in its statement. The new plant will increase production to more than 500 tons … Read more

Air Liquide in Exclusive Talks with Messer to Sell its Entities in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Air Liquide announced on Tuesday that it has entered into exclusive negotiations, with Messer, regarding the divestment of its entities in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Air Liquide started operating in Slovakia in 2000 and Czech Republic in 2001. Today, both locations total 53 employees, with office locations in Prague and Trnava. This decision illustrates Air … Read more

Air Liquide is Exploring the Possible Sale of Schülke

Air Liquide said it was examining the possible sale of its German unit Schuelke. The Group intends to continue to develop its healthcare activities, while providing schülke with the best opportunities for its long-term development. “Being at the very preliminary stage of this process, different scenarios are being reviewed and no assurance can be given … Read more