Delivering world class hydrogen plant performance
The world that we live in today is constantly changing; 50 years from now it will be unrecognisable. We live during a period of significant population growth, with increasing urbanisation and increasing wealth. The population is not only increasing, it is also getting older, and it demands better health and nutrition. There are increasing constraints on our natural resources, with energy security, resource efficiency, alternative energy and recycling becoming global issues. And we face an increasingly diverse set of environmental factors as a result of climate change and ever tightening regulation. All of these factors impact on our industries to a greater or lesser extent.
On-purpose hydrogen production is an essential component of many industrial processes and the growth in this industry is driven by a variety of these global changes. For some, such as industrial gas companies, hydrogen gas is a product, whilst for others, such as oil refineries, it is considered to be a utility. On downstream chemical plants it is a critical feedstock in polymer production and for chemical intermediates such as aldehydes, alcohols, cyclohexane and polyurethanes as well as various hydrogenation reactions. Hydrogen rich gas is also required in processes such as glass making, direct reduction of metals and Towns Gas manufacture. Johnson Matthey Catalysts is a world leading supplier of hydrogen plant catalysts to these industries.
Refinery hydrogen production
In oil refineries, hydrogen is predominately used in oil refinery processes including hydrotreating, hydrocracking, dearomatization and isomerization. Across the world, “onpurpose” hydrogen capacity in refineries is increasing due to tighter fuel specifications, the processing of heavier and sourer crudes, increasing need for lighter crude oil products and strong demand for chemical intermediates.
Estimates suggest growth of 6% to 8% in the hydrogen market over the next five years as demand for hydrogen increases, particularly in Asia. Reliable operation is the key requirement for a refinery hydrogen plant.
INTERCAT FCC additives and catalyst handling technologies
Most refiners now find it essential to use catalytic additives to supplement the host FCC catalyst in order to achieve the desired unit performance, product quality, and environmental emissions targets that must be met. Johnson Matthey is the foremost supplier of FCC additives and addition systems, specializing ...
Delivering world class hydrogen plant performance
The world that we live in today is constantly changing; 50 years from now it will be unrecognisable. We live during a period of significant population growth, with increasing urbanisation and increasing wealth. The population is not only increasing, it is also getting older, and it demands better health ...
PURASPEC CLEAR Chloride guards
Chlorides in a refinery. Where does it come from? Chlorides are introduced into the refinery flowsheet in several ways. Some crude sources can bring both inorganic and organic chloride content. Desalter processes and chemical additives are used to remove chlorides and prevent corrosion and fouling caused ...
Our planet is a multifaceted and fast-changing place. With a growing and ageing population and a clear shift towards urban living, governments and consumers are increasingly concerned about air quality and people’s health. And with supplies of natural resources under ever increasing pressure, their ...
Our Low Carbon Solutions business helps our customers navigate and overcome the challenges they face in meeting emissions reduction targets. We provide tailored solutions that help you achieve significant and sustained reductions in carbon emissions; at scale, today, with existing technology. Our ...
Johnson Matthey licensed processes
A portfolio of advanced process technologies for global markets. Johnson Matthey (JM) develops and licenses proprietary process technologies. We also offer collaborating companies an extensive range of technology development, process design and engineering skill. For over thirty years JM has been engaged ...
‘Green’ methanol means many things to different people. It encompasses low carbon emissions methanol manufacture at scale, recovery of material through waste gasification and conversion to methanol and power to liquid (e-fuel) methanol via electrochemistry and sometimes a combination of all of the ...
Transition to net zero: steps to decarbonize the oil refining industry
A review of the solutions being employed by oil refineries to reduce their Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions. Despite improvements in vehicle fuel economy, increasing adoption of hybrids, and EVs, petroleum- based fuel demand continues to grow, at least in the short- to mid-term! In general, ...
LCH Process for the production of blue hydrogen
There is an urgent need to limit the rise in global temperatures to avoid severe environmental and societal impact. Many countries across the world have committed to zero emission targets being met by 2050, this timeframe is now only one typical syngas plant lifetime away. The provision of decarbonised ...
Latest catalyst provides more methanol for longer
Johnson Matthey's latest methanol synthesis catalyst, KATALCOTM 51-102, was introduced in 2018 to offer improved catalyst stability and therefore higher end-of-life activity and extended lifetimes than conventional methanol synthesis catalysts. Since launch, KATALCO 51-102 has been successfully installed ...