Enbridge and Humble Midstream announced the joint development and marketing of a low-carbon H2 and ammonia production and export facility which will be located at the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC), near Corpus Christi, Texas.
Enbridge and Humble plan to develop a utility scale ultra-low carbon production facility, capable of supplying both low-carbon H2 and ammonia to meet the growing global and domestic demand. Up to 95% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated in the production process will be sequestered in newly developed carbon capture infrastructure, including facilities to be owned and operated by Enbridge, making this a fully integrated low-carbon solution. Enbridge's affiliate, Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline, is expected to provide the transportation service for feed gas that will be used for the production process. Both H2 and ammonia have zero CO2 emissions at the point of use.
Enbridge and Humble intend to jointly market the capacity of the facility and are in discussions with several potential offtake customers. The construction of any facilities will be subject to sufficient customer support and receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.
"This is a good example of how Enbridge is leveraging existing conventional energy assets and capabilities to extend growth and capitalize on low carbon opportunities in the energy transition," said Colin Gruending, Enbridge Executive Vice President and President, Liquids Pipelines. "The EIEC is already the premier export facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast and will play an even greater role in global energy security and sustainability. We're excited to work with Humble to further develop this opportunity."
"Humble is pleased to be joining Enbridge in this first-mover effort to develop clean energy alternatives on a world-class scale," said Humble Midstream CEO Steven Huckaby. "We believe the midstream expertise of both companies positions us well to provide affordable hydrogen and ammonia to a marketplace seeking low carbon alternative fuels. Our team is glad to be partnered with EnCap Flatrock Midstream to pursue this opportunity, a natural extension of their longstanding midstream strategy."