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Lone Cypress Energy Services conducts FEED study for a blue hydrogen production facility

by | Aug 21, 2023

California’s Lone Cypress Energy Services’ blue hydrogen production facility has completed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study to evaluate the feasibility of a 65MT per day steam methane reformation plant. The proposed plant will feature an integrated post combustion carbon capture system, hydrogen liquefaction, storage, dispensing, and all of the required plant infrastructure.

Lone Cypress’ president and CEO, Greg Brooks, said the study was a “crucial step” in substantiating assumptions around what the project will cost. He added, “Based on this analysis, we feel very confident this facility will generate the most cost-competitive low-carbon liquid hydrogen in the western US.”

The Lone Cypress hydrogen plant is a culmination of a partnership between Lone Cypress and Carbon TerraVault JV Holdco – a JV formed by the California Resources Corporation and Brookfield Renewable.

A conditional use permit application has also been submitted by Lone Cypress for the project with the Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department. The company is also working to finalize definite agreements for hydrogen off-take from the facility.

A final investment decision is expected to be made before the end of 2023, ahead of a scheduled start-up in Q4 of 2025.

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