Praxair starts up hydrogen facility at Dow’s Freeport site – Chemical Engineering


By Mary Page Bailey |

Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) announced it has started up a hydrogen facility that will recover byproduct streams from The Dow Chemical Company’s (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) Freeport, Tex. operations. Under a longterm contract, Praxair is supplying high-purity hydrogen back to Dow in order to meet the company’s needs across Southeast Texas. Additionally, the hydrogen will be used by Praxair to help supply increasing customer demand in the region.

Praxair has also signed a long-term contract with Dow to supply nitrogen to the company for use in its chemical production facility. The nitrogen supply is expected to start in 2019. Dow will use both gases to support the production of a number of specialty chemicals used in several diverse end markets, including automobile manufacturing,…



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