MOSCOW (MRC) -- HIF Global has selected Siemens Energy to supply electrolyzers for its planned efuels project in Matagorda County, Texas, said the company.
The agreement with Siemens will allow for electrolyzer deliveries which could support the start of the project's construction as early as the first part of 2024, said Cesar Norton, CEO of HIF Global. HIF and Siemens are engaged in front end engineering and design for 1.8 GW of “Silyzer 300” polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzers that will use renewable energy to separate hydrogen from water, resulting in about 300,000 tonnes/year of hydrogen, HIF said.
The green hydrogen will be utilised together with recycled carbon dioxide (CO2) to produce carbon-neutral efuels, which are chemically equivalent to fuels used today, the company said. It indicated a 2027 startup timeline for the Matagorda project.
Siemens added that in order to ramp up the hydrogen and power-to-X industry, new projects were needed, including large-scale ones, along with committed investors and off-takers.
Agreements such as the one with HIF gave Siemens “planning certainty, creating the basis for ramping up the technology and the industry as a whole,” said Stefano Innocenzi, senior vice president, Sustainable Energy Systems, at Siemens Energy.
We remind, HIF Global and Baker Hughes announced an agreement to cooperate on the development of technology to capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere (CO2 Direct Air Capture” or DAC). More specifically, HIF Global and Baker Hughes intend to test Baker Hughes’ Mosaic DAC technology pilot units to accelerate DAC deployment at commercial scale.