Evonik’s methionine plant in Singapore to leverage green hydrogen supply

By Jane Byrne

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Linde has signed a long-term agreement to supply green hydrogen to Evonik, with the idea of supporting the growth of the German specialty chemical company’s operations in Singapore.

Linde will build, own and operate a nine-megawatt alkaline electrolyzer plant on Jurong Island that will produce green hydrogen, which Evonik will use to manufacture methionine, one of the essential amino acids for use in animal feed.

The new supply agreement will support the planned expansion of Evonik's existing DL-methionine facility and will help the German specialty company limit its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Singapore, said Linde.

In addition to supplying Evonik, the UK headquartered company will use the Jurong Island electrolyzer plant to supply the local market with green hydrogen in response to growing demand.

The new plant is expected to come on stream in 2024 and will be the largest electrolyzer ever installed in Singapore.

Dr Jan-Olaf Barth, head of Evonik's essential nutrition product line, said the company would also implement innovative new processes in close cooperation with Linde to improve plant efficiency and reduce carbon footprint.

Expanded capacity 

Last month Evonik announced that it was expanding its capacity to produce its MetAMINO product at its hub in Singapore by 40,000 metric tons.

The additional capacity is primarily intended to accompany the growth of its customers in Asia and to continue to offer product quality and security of supply, said Noel Kim, head of Region Asia for Evonik Animal Nutrition, in March.

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