CMTC 2017 Site Visit to the Port Arthur Refinery

A Milestone in DOE's Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) Program
Monday, July 17, 2017, 1:00pm CDT

Image courtesy of Air Products

This tour is FULL.

Air Products designed, constructed, and operates the state-of-the-art system to capture CO2 from steam methane reformers (SMR) located within the Valero Port Arthur Refinery. The project demonstrates vacuum swing adsorption technology for CO2 capture from hydrogen production.  Since going onstream in December 2012 the project has successfully captured and transported more than 3 MM metric tons of carbon dioxide to be used for enhanced oil recovery.  The CO2 removal technology was retrofitted to the operating SMRs at the Air Products Port Arthur plant, which is part of is part of its industry-leading Gulf Coast hydrogen plant and pipeline supply network, the world’s largest system of its kind, stretching from the Houston Ship Channel in Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana. The 600-mile pipeline span is fed by over 20 Air Products hydrogen production facilities and provides over 1.2 billion cubic feet of hydrogen per day to refinery and petrochemical customers.

  1. Participants will need pre-approval from Air Products.
  2. Participants will need safety shoes.
  3. Participants will need NOMEX (fire retardant clothing).
  4. Participants will need to be clean shaven.
  5. Participants will need to provide a valid photo ID at the time of the visit.


This CMTC 2017 site visit is organized by Air Products, Inc.


Already registered for the conference and want to add this site visit to your registration package? Please contact AIChE Customer Service by email at or by phone at 1-800-242-4363 (U.S.) or 1-203-702-7660 (international). The fee for this visit is $50.

Please note that those attendees taking the Petra Nova tour are expected to return to the Hilton Americas Houston in time to attend this tour as well.