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