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Messer announces investment in hydrogen facility

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Messer has signed a 15-year hydrogen supply contract with RÜTGERS Germany, a subsidiary of Rain Carbon Inc. The industrial gases company will invest a total of 9 million euros in a hydrogen production facility at the site of Rain Carbon Inc. in Castrop Rauxel.

Messer will use the hydrogen in the hydrogenation of industrial resins. It will also use the facility to supply other hydrogen customers in the region. The facility will produce hydrogen by means of the steam reforming process, using natural gas as the feedstock. It will have a capacity of 2700 m3/hr, the equivalent of approximately 15 tankers per day. Start-up of the hydrogen plant – Messer’s first in Germany – is planned for 3Q19.

Image: Hydrogen is produced in plants like this of Messer in Hungary. The gas is used in the annealing of high-alloy steels and sintered parts, as well as in hydrogenation processes in the chemical and food industries, for example.

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