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Decarbonization and Electrification of the Syngas Train and the Acceleration of Blue Hydrogen

New Multi-Client Study Proposal

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Decarbonization and Electrification of the Syngas Train
the Acceleration of Blue Hydrogen

For the energy transition to reach Net Zero targets by 2050, it has now become certain to meet industrial and transportation decarbonization goals, that hydrogen use will steadily increase and play a critical role in this transformation. Numerous forecasts predict that the average hydrogen demand will increase from about 110-120 MIL mt/yr in 2022 (merchant + captive) to about 350 MIL mt/yr by 2030 and then increase toward 700 MIL mt/yr by 2050. While globally the push will continue for the transition to a Hydrogen Economy using green hydrogen, one must conclude that the cost/performance of this technology today at $4-6/kg, as compared to $2.50/kg for blue hydrogen today, means that blue hydrogen using NG and capturing CO2 emissions, will be the shorter-term cost/performance solution. Given this scenario, it is also clear that the continued development, optimization and electrification of the syngas train will remain a vital industrial investment. Moreover, lower cost process developments for blue hydrogen, e-Methanol and e-Ammonia, as well as e-Fuels e.g., SAF, continue for the syngas train. This means that even as green hydrogen costs come down, the advanced syngas train will remain competitive for both grassroots and retrofit units.

(Source: Decarbonization Technology; Nov. 2022)

In its continuing series of multi-client studies in the syngas area, conducted as a strategic platform over the past 40+ years, TCGR proposes to update clients on: 1) changing feedstock slates to syngas; 2) syngas to products shifts e.g., e-Methanol; 3) the latest in CO2 capture and IP benchmarking; 4) technoeconomic comparisons; and 5) global legislation and changes in investment incentives by region. It will benchmark key trends impacting commercial decisions to 2025 and visually benchmark impacts to 2030.

Key topics for coverage will include:

  • Gasification of agricultural wastes and use of biogas, but review reforming of other feedstocks where progress is warranted
  • Emphasis on changes to regulation/legislation which will impact investment and process considerations
  • Focus on blue/green methanol but also explore the production of CO2 transformation to other lower alcohols
  • Completion of five-year patent and literature analyses, summarizing findings
  • Focus on emerging CO2 capture technologies of benefit to the syngas train and application

TCGR’s multi-client studies, “for the industry, by the industry” are known for their subject visionary content, as well as commercial relevancy, because the authorship is by industry consultants, with decades of hands-on process experience. This assessment is scheduled for completion within 3-4 months of study launch.

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 As it does in each of its industrially focused multi-client studies, TCGR will seek input from “charter” subscribers to help shape the report’s final scope by delineating areas of particular interest, as depicted in Sections III through VI in the preliminary TofC.

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 Notice to Subscribers of TCGR’s 2018 edition of “Advances in Syngas Production”

 Due to the complementary nature of this study to TCGR’s previous report in this area, Advances in Syngas Production (2018), TCGR is offering a discount of $1,000 off Decarbonization and Electrification of the Syngas Train and the Acceleration of Blue Hydrogen to subscribers of that report. Subscribers are requested to contact John Murphy at +1.215.628.4447, or jmurphy@catalystgrp.com if further details are required or to determine if your organization is entitled. When completing the order form, please make sure to indicate your company’s subscription to the earlier report.

Additional information, including the complete study proposal, the preliminary Table of Contents and the Order Form,
is available via the link below or by contacting John Murphy at +1.215.628.4447 or jmurphy@catalystgrp.com.

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