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Uhde and Praxair sign global H2 alliance agreement

By Gerald Ondrey |

In December 2009, Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; www.uhde.eu) and its daughter firm Uhde Corporation of America (Bridgeville, Pa.), signed a global hydrogen alliance agreement with the Praxair, Inc. (Tonawanda, N.Y.; www.praxair.com). The arrangement effectively covers the areas of steam-reformer-based hydrogen plants and over-the-fence (OFT) hydrogen supply. The hydrogen produced by these plants will be used in nearby petroleum refineries, which use the hydrogen to manufacture low-sulphur fuels. This alliance of two industry leaders will help satisfy the global refining industry’s need for increasing amounts of hydrogen for the efficient production of cleaner burning fuels.   Uhde’s technological capabilities in steam reforming and hydrogen production, worldwide engineering and construction resources, combined with Praxair’s global technology, engineering, construction and operations capabilities, will enable this alliance to provide customers with highly energy-efficient, cost-effective, reliable and safe supplies of hydrogen. As part of this alliance, Praxair and Uhde will also work together to advance the technology to address the refining industry’s future needs and challenges.   Under this new…
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