The alliance pairs Topsoe’s hydrogen process portfolio with FidelisH2™ technology for reduction of lifecycle carbon emissions in hydrogen production. Combined, the alliance solution enables the production of hydrogen from natural gas with a lifecycle carbon intensity of zero kgCO2e / kgH2.
Producing decarbonised products, materials, and fuels through proven technologies such as the Topsoe Blue Portfolio and FidelisH2 is a critical contribution to decarbonising carbon intense sectors, including industry, digital infrastructure, agriculture, energy, and transportation.
Both companies will jointly and exclusively license FidelisH2™ alongside Topsoe’s blue hydrogen technology portfolio. Topsoe will lead engagement with potential licensees interested in utilising FidelisH2™ to produce carbon neutral hydrogen at world scale using proven technologies.
Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director, The Americas, Topsoe, said, “With this alliance, we can offer clients across all industrial sectors, a proven and exceptional carbon neutral hydrogen solution.”
Dan Shapiro, Co-Founder and CEO of Fidelis, said, “After several years of work with Topsoe leadership, catalysts, and technologies, we are pleased to formally join forces with them through this Global Alliance Agreement to deliver carbon neutral hydrogen produced from Topsoe’s Blue Portfolio and the novel FidelisH2™ process.”
Bengt Jarlsjo, Fidelis Co-Founder and COO, added, “We look forward to deploying FidelisH2™ across our future projects and to providing other select users a path to zero carbon intensity clean hydrogen utilizing certified natural gas and renewable energy.”
Topsoe’s hydrogen process portfolio includes both steam methane reforming and SynCOR™ autothermal reforming solutions to produce hydrogen with integrated carbon capture.
Last month Ørsted took a final investment decision (FID) to build Europe’s largest production facility, FlagshipONE, for green fuel for the shipping industry, in which Topsoe will provide Engineering, Procurement and Fabrication (EPF) for the project’s eMethanol technology. The facility, being developed in Örnsköldsvik in Northern Sweden, is expected to be in operation in 2025, and will produce approximately 50,000 tonnes per year of eMethanol from renewable energy and biogenic carbon dioxide (CO2).
Topsoe, which recently received a Platinum sustainability ranking for 2022 from EcoVadis Ratings, is committed to reaching Net Zero across its value chain by 2040.
FidelisH2™ is a proprietary solution for incorporation of renewable energy into reforming processes to achieve clean hydrogen production. The novel integration of these proven technologies offered through the alliance provides a scalable solution well suited for generating valuable climate and environmental incentives such as the 45V tax credits provided in the United States Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
The Fidelis approach builds upon its proprietary ESG centric RACER™ framework where it collaborates with a diverse set of industry experts to select attractive markets and projects, then work collaboratively to improve environmental and financial performance by integrating proven technologies from leading global providers.