Air Products Supplies Green Hydrogen to Decarbonize TotalEnergies’ Refinery

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The hydrogen supply will allow TotalEnergies to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from its oil and gas operations by the end of the decade.

TotalEnergies and Air Products entered a 15-year agreement, starting in 2030, for the annual delivery of 70,000 tons of green hydrogen to Europe. Air Products will leverage its global hydrogen supply network to remove approximately 700,000 annual tons of CO2 from TotalEnergies’ northern European refineries—the deal follows the company’s call for tenders to supply 500,000 tons of green hydrogen per year for the decarbonization project.

“This deal with Air Products, the first signed following the call for tenders launched last year, is a steppingstone towards our goal of decarbonizing the hydrogen used in TotalEnergies’ refineries in Northern Europe by the end of the decade,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies. “Once again, we demonstrate our capacity to pioneer the energy transition and contribute to the emergence of a green hydrogen industry by offering long-term contracts with our six refineries and two biorefineries in Europe. We also extend our partnership with Air Products by becoming a supplier of green power to Air Products and contributing to Air Products’ own decarbonization roadmap.”


The supply will assist TotalEnergies’ goal of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions—Scope 1 and 2—from its oil and gas operations by 40% by 2030. The company plans to cut the carbon footprint of producing, converting, and supplying energy to customers by using green and low-carbon hydrogen at European refineries. This decarbonization initiative, with assistance from additional hydrogen suppliers, may reduce TotalEnergies’ CO2 emissions by approximately five million tons per year.

“We always believed that if we made clean hydrogen available at commercial scale, the demand would be there,” said Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President and CEO of Air Products. “This contract validates our long-term strategy. Clearly the demand is here, and it will grow significantly as we move forward, playing an essential role in decarbonizing heavy industry and other sectors.”

In May 2023, Air Products won a total of $130 million in supply contracts to provide liquid hydrogen to various NASA locations, including Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, and other facilities. Liquid hydrogen is used by NASA as fuel in cryogenic rocket engines, combined with liquid oxygen, with hydrogen's unique properties supporting aeronautics development.

Under one public contract, Air Products will supply NASA with liquid hydrogen for operations at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The multi-year contract, already in effect, has a maximum value of approximately $75 million. In a separate public contract, NASA has awarded Air Products a maximum value of over $57 million to supply liquid hydrogen to facilities across the agency, including NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL and the Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis, MS.

Air Products' collaboration with NASA began in 1957 with the commissioning of an industrial gas plant in Ohio. Since then, the company has continuously supplied NASA with liquid hydrogen and other industrial gases for advancing the United States Space Program. This includes product supply to space launches and long-term relationships with NASA’s engine testing program at Stennis Space Center, Johnson Space Center in Texas, and Marshall Space Flight Center.