HIF USA has selected Bechtel Energy, Siemens Energy, and Topsoe to conduct the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a facility to be constructed in Matagorda County, Texas to produce carbon-neutral gasoline.
HIF Matagorda eFuels facility will produce carbon-neutral gasoline that can be dropped-in to vehicles in use today without any modification to existing engines or the infrastructure on which they depend. The carbon-neutral gasoline will be produced by utilizing approximately 2 million tons of CO2 captured from the atmosphere and green hydrogen from renewable power.
HIF USA aims to produce approximately 200 million gallons (750 million liters) per year of carbon-neutral gasoline by 2027, with the potential to decarbonize over 400,000 vehicles. HIF USA estimates creating approximately 4,500 direct jobs during the construction phase, which is expected to begin 1Q2024, and more than 100 permanent operating jobs.
Renato Pereira, CEO of HIF USA, said: “Bechtel Energy, Siemens Energy, and Topsoe are essential to the successful completion of this pioneering facility, which will provide decarbonization solutions to the transportation sector without any modifications to existing engines or delivery infrastructure.”
Bechtel Energy will conduct the engineering and design of the overall facility, which includes the integration of the Siemens Energy and Topsoe technologies and equipment.
Siemens Energy will be responsible for the engineering and design of their Silyzer 300 electrolyzers required to produce approximately 300,000 tons per year of green hydrogen.
Topsoe will provide engineering and design for the methanol and methanol-to-gasoline processes, which will combine the green hydrogen with 2 million tons of CO2 captured from the atmosphere to produce approximately 1.4 million tons of methanol and then synthesize the methanol into 200 million gallons (750 million liters) per year of carbon-neutral gasoline.