Topsoe and Aramco to demonstrate groundbreaking low-carbon hydrogen production technology
- Aramco and Topsoe collaborate to demonstrate the eREACT™ technology for low-carbon hydrogen production
- The technology is an emerging technology that converts natural gas into low-carbon hydrogen using renewable electricity
- Aramco and Topsoe will build a demonstration plant at the Shaybah Natural Gas Liquids recovery plant in Saudi Arabia
- The project aims to showcase the scalability and efficiency of the eREACT™ technology and its ability to reduce carbon emissions.
Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, and Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, are pleased to announce a new collaboration to demonstrate the eREACT™ technology for the production of low-carbon hydrogen (or blue hydrogen).
Topsoe’s eREACT™ technology is a groundbreaking technology platform for production of low-carbon hydrogen and has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions. The hydrogen produced will hold a carbon intensity of near zero.
As part of the agreement, Aramco and Topsoe will build a demonstration plant at the Shaybah Natural Gas Liquids recovery plant in Saudi Arabia. In the project, renewable electricity will be used for electrified steam reforming of natural gas to produce low-carbon hydrogen, with the resulting CO2 being sequestered.
Elena Scaltritti, Chief Commercial Officer at Topsoe, said: “We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Aramco through which we demonstrate an innovative solution for producing low-carbon hydrogen. The cornerstone of this collaboration is Topsoe’s eREACT™, which is a groundbreaking technology platform producing low-carbon fuels and chemicals while eliminating flue gas emissions. This marks a crucial step in the transition to a net-zero future, and we couldn't be more excited to be at the forefront of this transformative change. We look forward to working with Aramco on this exciting project.”
What is eREACT™
eREACT™ is a novel technology for the production of low-carbon hydrogen and fuels. The heart of the technology is an innovative electrified reactor design, which is able to convert a variety of feedstocks into low-carbon hydrogen or other chemicals and fuels. The eREACT™ technology opens up new production routes combining renewable electricity and natural gas while eliminating flue gas emissions. Due to its versatility, the technology has the potential to play a significant role in the global transition to a low-carbon economy.
Aramco is a global integrated energy and chemicals company. We are driven by our core belief that energy is opportunity. From producing approximately one in every eight barrels of the world’s oil supply to developing new energy technologies, our global team is dedicated to creating impact in all that we do. We focus on making our resources more dependable, more sustainable and more useful. This helps promote stability and long-term growth around the world. www.aramco.com
Founded in 1940, Topsoe is a leading global developer and supplier of decarbonization technology, catalysts, and services for the energy transition.
Our mission is to combat climate change by helping our partners and customers achieve their decarbonization and emission-reduction targets, including those in hard-to-abate sectors such as aviation, shipping, and the production of raw materials. From carbon reduction chemicals to renewable fuels and plastic upcycling, we are uniquely positioned to aid humanity in realizing a sustainable future.
Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark, with over 2,400 employees serving customers all around the globe. To learn more, visit www.topsoe.com.
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Ulrik Frøhlke, Media Relations Manager, Topsoe
Phone: +45 27 77 99 68