Air Liquide (AL) recently announced that it's Autothermal Reforming (ATR) technology has been selected for Japan's first demonstration project owned and operated by INPEX, a Japanese oil & gas exploration and production company, to produce low-carbon hydrogen (H2) and ammonia (NH3).
AL will provide the technology for low-carbon H2 and NH3 production to a pilot project owned and operated by INPEX. ATR will be part of the development of the Kashiwazaki Clean H2 and NH3 Project in Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
ATR is one of the latest technologies utilized enabling the efficient production of large scale, low-carbon H2 and NH3. When ATR is combined with carbon capture technology, customers can achieve higher energy efficiency, lower investments and a simplified single train production process to facilitate carbon capture of up to 99% in highly integrated industrial facilities.