Global industrial gases and engineering company Linde has signed a long-term agreement to supply green hydrogen to Evonik, a leading specialty chemicals company.
In a statement, Linde said it will build, own and operate a nine-megawatt alkaline electrolyzer plant on Jurong Island, Singapore.
The plant will produce green hydrogen, which Evonik will use to manufacture methionine, an essential component in animal feed.
The new supply agreement supports the planned expansion of Evonik’s existing facility and will help Evonik limit its greenhouse gas emissions in Singapore.
In addition to supplying Evonik, Linde will use the Jurong Island electrolyzer plant to provide the local merchant market with green hydrogen in response to growing demand. The new plant is expected to come on stream in 2024 and will be the largest electrolyzer ever installed in Singapore.
“We welcome the opportunity to help Evonik sustainably grow its operations on Jurong Island through the safe and reliable supply of green hydrogen,” said Moloy Banerjee, President ASEAN & South Asia, Linde. “This project is an example of Linde’s alignment with Singapore’s National Hydrogen Strategy and our support of the country’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.”
“Increasing our methionine production capacity in Singapore is an important step for Evonik,” said Dr. Jan-Olaf Barth, Head of Evonik’s Essential Nutrition Product Line. “In addition to increasing our production capacity, we will implement innovative new processes in close cooperation with Linde to improve process efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint.”