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Danbury company to build big hydrogen plant in La.

February 28, 2019

Linde plans to build what it indicated will be one of the largest hydrogen manufacturing plants in the United States, supplying an unspecified refinery in Louisiana.

Linde and its Praxair subsidiary have their main corporate offices in Danbury after combining late last year to form the world’s largest supplier of industrial gases.

The new Louisiana plant’s steam-methane reformer will be built by subsidiary Selas Linde in Blue Bell, Pa., with the facility capable of producing 170 million standard cubic feet daily of hydrogen, amounting to about 10 percent of Linde’s hydrogen capacity in the Gulf Coast region.

Late last year, Praxair reached an agreement to build a similar plant outside Houston to supply hydrogen to a Phillips 66 refinery, with that facility expected to cost $240 million to construct according to a filing with the state of Texas.

Alex.Soule@scni.com; 203-842-2545; @casoulman