BASF contributes CO2 capture technology to Japan’s first demonstration of blue hydrogen and ammonia production from domestically produced natural gas
Carbon capture and utilization is a key emerging technology for achieving net zero emissions. Recently, BASF developed the high-pressure CO2 capture technology called HiPACT, which will use natural gas as a feedstock to produce blue hydrogen.
The cost of carbon capture through the technique will be 35% less than the cost of other existing technologies, which will promote the technology’s adoption across the globe. The technology will be employed for the first time commercially by the INPEX Corporation in its Kashiwazaki Clean Hydrogen/Ammonia Project and is expected to start up by 2025.
BASF’s commitment to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 25 percent by 2030 might get good momentum from such initiatives and offerings.