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Linde submits LCFS pathway application for hydrogen from sodium chlorate production: 56.06 gCO2e/MJ

Linde LLC submitted a Tier 2 application for the California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for a Tier 2 pathway for hydrogen as a co-product from the commercial electrolytic production of sodium chlorate from a facility located in Québec, Canada.

The produced hydrogen is liquefied and transported via truck to fueling stations in California. The liquid hydrogen is re-gasified and compressed at Linde fueling stations before being dispensed.

The carbon intensity—including liquefaction, transportation and regasification—is calculated as 56.06 gCO2e/MJ. The LCFS currently has 14 certified pathways for hydrogen, with CIs ranging from 165.88 gCO2e/MJ (Linde Canada production of hydrogen from central reforming of natural gas), to 0 (hydrogen production via electrolysis using solar electricity) to -46.91 (landfill gas to on-site hydrogen production via cracking of methane).

Comments

HarveyD

Not all H2 production methods are very clean and this method is not the cleanest. Secondly, transporting liquified H2 up to 3000 Km (and more) by polluting diesel trucks to California will add more pollution.

Producing clean H2 on sites in California with solar/wind energy or with methane from adjacent landfills could be a far better solution.?

Engineer-Poet

Did the end of the world come and I missed it?  I agree with an entire paragraph from Harvey!

It would make far more sense to get CO2 from a brewery or landfill or something and make methanol or DME.  Methanol would be preferred for energy content, DME for lack of toxicity.

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