Praxair build syngas processing plant at BASF’s Geismar facility

Praxair to build syngas processing plant at BASF’s Geismar facility

10:43 AM, 31st October 2017
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DANBURY, US: Praxair Inc (PX) and BASF SE signed a long-term agreement for Praxair to design, build, own, and operate a new syngas processing plant at BASF’s facility in Geismar, Louisiana.

The new plant, which will start up in 2020, will produce high-purity carbon monoxide and hydrogen from a stream of crude synthesis gas. Carbon monoxide is a raw material in the production of a range of speciality chemicals used in the housing and auto industries. Hydrogen is used to produce several chemical intermediates and clean fuels from refineries.

Coupled with an earlier investment that Praxair announced in April 2016, this will bring the company’s total new investment in the Geismar area to approximately $250 million. These investments, including pipeline expansions, are examples of Praxair’s ongoing commitment to supporting growing customer demand and further increasing supply reliability in the Mississippi River chemical corridor.

“I am very pleased to announce this new value-creating project in Geismar as we continue to expand our operations in the US Gulf Coast. We understand the important role that this new plant will play in BASF’s growth and are committed to supporting that success by reliably supplying their operations over the long term,” said Dan Yankowski, president, global hydrogen at Praxair.

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