Linde has secured a long-term arrangement to deliver green hydrogen to Evonik, a leading specialty chemicals manufacturer.
On Jurong Island in Singapore, Linde will construct, acquire, and run a nine megawatt alkaline electrolyzer plant. Green hydrogen will be created at the plant, which Evonik will use to create methionine, a crucial ingredient in animal feed. The new supply agreement will assist Evonik in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in Singapore and will support the facility’s anticipated expansion.
In addition to providing Evonik, Linde will use the Jurong Island electrolyzer facility to meet rising demand by delivering green hydrogen to the neighborhood merchant market. The new facility, which will be the largest electrolyzer ever installed in Singapore, is anticipated to start operating in 2024.
“We welcome the opportunity to help Evonik sustainably grow its operations on Jurong Island through the safe and reliable supply of green hydrogen,” said Moloy Banerjee, President ASEAN & South Asia, Linde. “This project is an example of Linde’s alignment with Singapore’s National Hydrogen Strategy and our support of the country’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”
“Increasing our methionine production capacity in Singapore is an important step for Evonik,” said Dr. Jan-Olaf Barth, Head of Evonik’s Essential Nutrition Product Line. “In addition to increasing our production capacity, we will implement innovative new processes in close cooperation with Linde to improve process efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint.”