July 22, 2021

Air Products chooses Haldor Topsoe’s low-carbon SynCOR™ technology for world-scale net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Canada

  • Topsoe’s SynCOR™ technology will enable capture of over 95 percent of CO2 emissions from the production of blue hydrogen from natural gas for the recently announced Air Products facility to be built in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • This industry-proven and advanced technology produces hydrogen at large scale with extremely low emissions and energy consumption.
  • Canada’s clean energy diversification strategy has marked hydrogen as a key enabler for Canada to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Expected to come onstream in 2024, the SynCOR™-based hydrogen facility will effectively support that goal.

ATRAir Products will use Topsoe's SynCORTM autothermal reforming technology.

“We are very proud of our collaboration with Air Products, and that our SynCOR™ technology plays a central part in their landmark net-zero hydrogen project. This is not only proof of our ability to deliver efficient hydrogen solutions, it also bears testament to our ability to achieve our vision of being recognized as the world leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. Our work and this project is a strong contribution to the decarbonization of fuels and chemicals in Alberta and across the world,” says Amy Hebert, CCO at Topsoe.

Topsoe offers a complete range of market-leading hydrogen production technologies, including cutting-edge electrolysis technology to produce green hydrogen.

This new facility will, based on Topsoe’s SynCOR™ autothermal reforming technology, capture over 95 percent of the produced CO2, which will then be stored safely underground. Hydrogen-fueled electricity will power the plant and offset the remaining five percent of emissions at the site. The clean energy complex will help refining and petrochemical customers served by the Air Products Heartland Hydrogen Pipeline to reduce their carbon intensity. The complex will also produce liquid hydrogen for merchant sales and as a clean fuel in the transportation sector.

“Sustainability is our pathway to growth and central to Air Products’ business every day around the world. By being a first mover and investing in this innovative landmark project, we are paving the way for hydrogen from Edmonton to meet industrial and transportation needs throughout western Canada. Our highly integrated project will be a model for net-zero atmospheric gas, hydrogen and power production consistent with our announced growth platforms,” says Robert Tikovsky, vice president, Process Gases Product Line at Air Products.

The hydrogen complex is part of Air Products’ ambition to reach over 1,500 tons of hydrogen production per day and achieve more than three million tons per year of CO2 capture in Alberta alone.

About Topsoe SynCOR™
Topsoe’s SynCOR™ autothermal reforming technology is extremely efficient for hydrogen production in large-scale units and therefore the preferred technology in many of today’s world-scale projects. It significantly reduces capital and operating costs and ensures a high level of carbon capture.


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About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE: APD) is a world-leading industrial gases company in operation for 80 years. Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, the Company provides essential industrial gases, related equipment and applications expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the global leader in the supply of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The Company develops, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world's largest industrial gas projects, including: gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high-value power, fuels and chemicals; carbon capture projects; and world-scale carbon-free hydrogen projects supporting global transportation and the energy transition. The Company had fiscal 2020 sales of $8.9 billion from operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of about $65 billion. More than 19,000 passionate, talented and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ higher purpose to create innovative solutions that benefit the environment, enhance sustainability and address the challenges facing customers, communities, and the world. For more information, visit airproducts.com or follow us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook or Instagram. 

About Haldor Topsoe
Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees. www.topsoe.com  


More information
Ulrik Frøhlke, Media Relations Manager
Phone: +45 27 77 99 68
Mail: ulfr@topsoe.com

Topic(s): Press release

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