Enabling the Production of Essential Chemicals With a Lower Carbon Intensity

Linde starts up supply of clean hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide to Celanese

  • February 1, 2024
  • (c) Linde
    (c) Linde

Linde has announced that it has begun supplying clean hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide to Celanese, a global chemicals and specialty materials company. Linde supplies Celanese with carbon dioxide captured from its state-of-the-art carbon monoxide and hydrogen plant in Clear Lake, Texas. Celanese's Fairway Methanol LLC joint venture with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. will use the captured carbon dioxide and the resulting clean hydrogen, along with other sources of carbon dioxide, as feedstock to produce methanol with a lower carbon intensity.

Linde already supplies Celanese with carbon monoxide, oxygen and nitrogen from its Clear Lake plant and pipeline system on the US Gulf Coast. The additional supply is an extension of the existing long-term agreement.

Reduction of the methanol carbon footprint

"Celanese is meeting the challenge to produce products with a lower carbon footprint by using carbon dioxide that would otherwise be emitted,” said Mark Murray, Senior Vice President of Acetyls at Celanese. "We are pleased to work with Linde in our journey to reduce the carbon intensity of methanol, a raw material widely used in many everyday products.”

“Linde is actively supporting its customers’ decarbonization goals," said Amer Akhras, Vice President South Region at Linde. "We are proud to expand our existing relationship with Celanese by investing in our Clear Lake facility to enable the production of essential chemicals with a lower carbon intensity.”

As a leading industrial gases and engineering company, Linde is playing a key role in the clean energy transition. The company is actively helping its customers to decarbonize their operations with the latest carbon capture and hydrogen technologies through its world-class engineering organization, key alliances and ventures, and leveraging its extensive experience and infrastructure. Linde is developing clean energy projects across a range of applications and industries and growing its established business along the entire value chain.