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Port of Corpus Christi Green Hydrogen Hub

USA
Greenfield

Overview

Status
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Greenfield
Region
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North America
Geography
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USA
State
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Texas
Equity Owner
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Proponent
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Port of Corpus Christi and partners: Ambient Fuels, AMMPower, Apex Clean Energy, Ares Management Infrastructure Opportunities funds, Avangrid, Avina Clean Hydrogen, Big Hill, Buckeye Partners, Epic Midstream, Green Hydrogen Energy Partners, Green Hydrogen International, Howard Midstream Energy Partners, Hydrogen Optimized, Magellan Midstream Partners, Mitsubishi Corporation, Monarch Energy, Motus Energy, Pattern Energy, Plug Power, Repsol Hydrogen, Sempra Infrastructure, Trafigura, Teal Chemistry and Energy
Output
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Green hydrogen
Type of electricty
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Capacity
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Financing
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Technology
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Technical Advisors
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Advisors
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Project Contact
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Jeff Pollack from the Port of Corpus Christi; Keith Derman, Partner and Co-Head of Ares Infrastructure and Power
Lawyers
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Project Cost
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Offtaker
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Commercial Operations Date
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Decommission Date
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FID
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Description

The Port of Corpus Christi is the prime applicant for the HCH2 and is the common denominator to each of the roughly two dozen discrete clean hydrogen production projects in the proposed Hub. The HCH2 Concept Paper, submitted to the DOE on November 7, names around 30 private sector team members as owners, developers and/or operators, offtakers, and end users of various hydrogen value chain projects and supporting infrastructure. Existing operations around the Port of Corpus Christi already use hydrogen as part of the refining process, and a number of other industries may transition to hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas to power their operations. HCH2 projects will use — and add to — the 110 miles of existing hydrogen pipelines to move hydrogen through the region. When it is to be exported from the Hub by rail or ship, hydrogen likely will be reacted into ammonia, which is a larger, more stable molecule that can either be used directly as an energy source or processed to yield free hydrogen. HCH2 will connect large-scale clean hydrogen production in the West South-Central U.S. with in-region, extra-regional, and international end users by way of common carrier, connective infrastructure that will de-risk and accelerate multiple projects. HCH2 includes three waves of deployment — all under development now with staggered maturation — to supply existing and developing demand. The project developers in the HCH2 are a combination of cornerstones of the energy marketplace, including longstanding Port customers as well as well-capitalized start-ups vetted by the Port.

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