Linde to increase green hydrogen production in Brazil

Linde’s subsidiary, White Martins, will build, own, and operate a second electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen for the southeast region of Brazil. The 5-MW pressurized alkaline electrolyzer will be located adjacent to the company’s existing air separation facility in Jacareí, São Paulo. The new plant will be powered by renewable energy from local solar and wind power projects.

Once operational, White Martins’s new plant will supply green hydrogen to the glass manufacturer Cebrace to reduce emissions from their glass melting furnaces in Jacareí. It will also meet the demand for competitive green hydrogen from existing and new customers across various industrial sectors, including metals, food, and chemicals. The new plant is expected to start operations in 2025.

White Martins was the first company to produce green hydrogen on an industrial scale with an international certification in South America, at its plant in Pernambuco in 2022.

“Investing in green hydrogen to supply the industrial heart of São Paulo reaffirms our commitment to the energy transition in Brazil,” said Gilney Bastos, President South Latin America, Linde. “We look forward to helping Cebrace achieve its decarbonization goals while also supporting merchant customers’ transition to lower carbon solutions.”

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