Integrating the Electricity and Petrochemical Industries with Sector Coupling

The NewGen Project leverages sector coupling to create a premium hydrogen product, and will serve as a catalyst to decarbonise the energy sector, secure the viability of the domestic petrochemical industry and lead the transition to a hydrogen economy.

Existing simple cycle machines at PowerGen’s Point Lisas facility will be retrofitted to combined cycle machines where waste heat which is currently vented to the atmosphere is captured and used for additional power generation with a negligible increase in GHGs. The additional carbon-neutral power, in addition to all of the renewable power produced from the proposed solar facility will be assigned to the NewGen plant, which will generate a hydrogen feedstock with a lower product carbon footprint than hydrogen produced via steam methane reforming of natural gas.