UK's Igas Partners with US Firm to Produce Hydrogen
UK onshore producer IGas has entered into a heads of terms agreements with BayoTech, a US manufacturer of modular hydrogen generation systems, to produce hydrogen from some of its gas resources.
Headquartered in New Mexico, BayoTech provides hydrogen production solutions through rentals, leases and sales, Igas said on October 26 announcing the partnership. The US firm's on-site hydrogen generators are more efficient than legacy steam methane reformers, leading to lower carbon emissions and low-cost hydrogen, IGas said.
IGas has identified two sites in southeast England where gas can be reformed into hydrogen.
"Preliminary engineering work has confirmed that gas at these sites is suitable for BayoTech's innovative, modular system," IGas CEO Steve Bowler said. "We look forward to working with BayoTech to be well placed in the growing hydrogen economy which will add value to our existing gas resource through the delivery of cost effective hydrogen.
"IGas' leadership is a great example of where locally produced resources can be used in the energy transition to significantly reduce the carbon intensity associated with long distance transportation of hydrogen, support local jobs and provide the UK with low cost hydrogen to accelerate the new economy," BayoTech CEO Mo Vargas added. "We are excited to be partners with IGas and look forward to the transformative plans we have together in providing low cost, low/no carbon hydrogen to the UK."