Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - April 19, 2023
Chemours Partners to Develop Hydrogen Facilities
The Chemours Company, a chemistry company, and TC Energy, an energy infrastructure company, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to potentially develop hydrogen production facilities in West Virginia.
The companies will collaborate on the development of two electrolysis-based hydrogen production facilities that will be located at or near Chemours’ Washington Works and Belle manufacturing sites in West Virginia.
The proposed project would help the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) in West Virginia reach its goals.
The agreement covers the companies’ interest in developing, constructing, and operating clean hydrogen production facilities and associated infrastructure. The proposed development includes using established proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysers manufactured in America and utilizing Chemours’ NafionTM ion exchange membranes.
The terms of the MOU also include a non-binding off-take agreement for hydrogen produced by the project to support the facility demands of Chemours.
“As West Virginia’s largest chemical manufacturer, we’re excited by the potential these clean hydrogen production facilities can offer to the State through ARCH2, as well as furthering the decarbonization of our operations,” said Jonathan Lock, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Chemours, in a statement. “Working with TC Energy, we’ve conducted hydrogen blend testing at our Washington Works and Belle sites, demonstrating the feasibility of feeding a hydrogen-natural gas blend fuel to existing fired boiler equipment. We look forward to moving these potential projects forward as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s call for regional clean hydrogen hub submissions alongside the State and seeing how they can assist us in reaching our bold greenhouse gas reduction goal.”
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