Baker Hughes, Air Products team up on hydrogen
Industrial gas company Air Products and Baker Hughes announced plans June 9 to work globally on accelerating the adoption of hydrogen as a clean fuel choice.
Baker Hughes under the terms of the collaborative arrangement will provide Air Products with its hydrogen compression and gas turbine technology for use in the industrial gas company’s hydrogen energy complex in Alberta, Canada and a similar facility in Saudi Arabia.
A veteran in the hydrogen fuels sector, Baker Hughes said its turbines can burn methane gas blended with between 5% and 100% hydrogen.
“Our proven technology is helping to accelerate the hydrogen economy, and our collaboration with Air Products will be critical for a net-zero future,” said Rod Christie, the executive vice president for turbomachinery and process solutions at Baker Hughes.
Hydrogen is evolving as a key ingredient in the energy transition. The US Energy Department said June 7 it procuring ways to cut the cost of hydrogen as an energy source by 80% over the next decade.
Hydrogen produced from renewable resources costs around $5/kg, according to federal estimates. Through the so-called Hydrogen Shot programme, the government said it was looking for ways to cut that to $1/kg in one decade.
“Our transformative hydrogen compression and gas turbine technology lowers the overall production cost for new energy frontiers such as hydrogen and is a strategic enabler for key projects,” Christie added.