Praxair starts hydrogen plant for Repson in Peru

Global industrial gas company Praxair has started work on a hydrogen plant for Repsol, a producer of hydrocarbon fuels and petrochemicals.

The 12 million cubic feet per-day steam methane reformer (SMR) plant is located at Repsol’s La Pampilla Refinery in Callao, near Lima, Peru.

A new facility adjacent to the SMR plant will recover and purify carbon dioxide (CO2) generated for production of food-grade liquid CO2

Praxair South America president Domingos Bulus said: “We are pleased to start up our latest hydrogen plant in South America, which is helping Refineria la Pampilla improve air quality and contribute to public health while also enhancing our liquid carbon dioxide production infrastructure in Peru.”

The La Pampilla refinery produces gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel for the local market.

Furthermore, the Repsol refinery generates low-sulphur diesel fuel that complies with environmental standards.

Praxair is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America, reporting sales of $11bn in 2015. It produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings.