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Liquid Hydrogen New Liquid Hydrogen Plant to be Constructed in Kentucky

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Industrial gases supplier Airgas plans a new liquid hydrogen plant in Calvert City, Kentuckyy/USA. The facility with a nameplate capacity of ten tons/day shall supply industries from power generation; metal production, glass, chemicals and food products as well as hydrogen-powered fuel cells.

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Airgas is one of the US’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products.
Airgas is one of the US’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products.
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Radnor, Pennsylvania/USA – The liquid hydrogen plant will neighbor Airgas’ new air separation unit (ASU), announced in May 2014 and expected to be on-stream in the spring of 2016. The ASU will supply tonnage oxygen and nitrogen via pipeline to Westlake Chemical Corporation, as well as produce liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon for the region’s merchant bulk gas market.

“We have many hydrogen customers, but our new, state-of-the-art, liquid hydrogen facility in Calvert City will be the first of its kind for Airgas and provide an opportunity for growth,” said Airgas President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael L. Molinini. “The facility will enable us to bring innovative hydrogen solutions to customers in a variety of industries across much of the Southern United States and well into the Midwest.”

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