Honeywell announced on 15 February that ExxonMobil will deploy Honeywell’s carbon capture technologies at its integrated complex in Baytown, Texas. Honeywell’s CO2 Fractionation and Hydrogen Purification System is expected to enable ExxonMobil to capture about 7 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. The captured CO2 will be sequestered and permanently stored by ExxonMobil, Honeywell stated in a press release.
ExxonMobil’s Baytown low-carbon hydrogen, ammonia and carbon capture facility is slated to produce around one billion cubic feet of low-carbon hydrogen per day, making this the largest low-carbon hydrogen project in the world at the time of publishing this article. The facility is planned to begin operation in 2027- 2028.
ExxonMobil’s investment in carbon capture technology shows our commitment to supporting customers in their decarbonization efforts and to reducing emissions at our own operations,” said Dan Ammann, president of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions. “The scale of this project is expected to enable up to 30% of Scope 1 and 2 emissions from our Baytown facility by switching from natural gas as a fuel source to low-carbon hydrogen.”
“The use of Honeywell’s technology enables ExxonMobil to reduce CO2 emissions at a large scale,” said Barry Glickman, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions. “Our ready-now carbon capture technology works to decarbonize production processes and is effective because it can allow for significant emissions reduction that can play a major role in the energy transition.”