Johnson Matthey and Honeywell collaborate on low carbon hydrogen

Johnson Matthey and Honeywell will collaborate to implement low carbon hydrogen solutions.

To manufacture lower carbon intensity hydrogen (blue hydrogen) at scale, the businesses will combine Honeywell’s carbon capture technology with JM’s ground-breaking LCH technology. This product, which is prepared for deployment, will give project developers a new choice for generating clean hydrogen.

With public policies and financial mechanisms being put in place to stimulate investment, the need for hydrogen solutions is increasing. The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which allocates billions in production tax incentives for clean hydrogen producers, serves as an illustration.

A comprehensive solution was found, with low process carbon intensity as a major goal, in light of the changing legislative landscape. The technology will enable direct process emissions to be less than 0.1 kgCO2/kgH2 by capturing carbon rates exceeding 99%, according to JM-Honeywell UOP simulations. This makes projects eligible for production tax credits within the IRA, enabling them to quickly deploy the support they require.

This agreement, which JM is integrating multiple Honeywell UOP technologies into its CLEANPACE product for decarbonizing existing synthesis (syngas) gas plants, was recently unveiled at the European Refining Technology Conference in Berlin. In comparison to existing technologies, Honeywell’s advanced solvent carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and hydrogen solutions allow for smaller equipment and lower capital operational expenses needed to run the plant. CO2 can also be captured, transported, and stored at a lower cost through greater efficiency.

Today, Honeywell’s CO2 solutions process expertise enables the capture and use of 15 million tons of CO2 annually in applications for storage and usage. Through its initiatives now being implemented around the world, Honeywell has the ability to gather 40 million tons annually.