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Techno-Economic Evaluation of Deploying CCS in Standalone (Merchant) SMR Based Hydrogen Plant using Natural Gas as Feedstock/Fuel.

This study provides an up-to-date assessment of the performance and costs of a modern SMR based H2 plant without and with CCS producing 100,000 Nm3/h H2 and operating as a merchant plant (i.e. standalone plant - without any integration to an industrial complex). It also presents the economics of deploying CCS in an SMR based hydrogen plant capturing CO2 from the (a.) shifted syngas, (b.) PSA’s tail gas or (c.) SMR’s flue gas. Each capture option was evaluated using IEAHG’s standard assessment criteria against a Base Case (i.e. H2 plant without CCS).

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