Air Products South Africa has the capability to provide you with energy technology solutions you need to meet your business goals. Our offerings include support for bioenergy, CO2 capture technology, enhanced oil/natural gas recovery, hydrogen energy, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), oil and gas production, petroleum refining and power.
The production of biofuels and generation of bioheat and biopower present specific challenges to project developers and operators. Air Products offers a broad portfolio of gas products, technologies, and engineering expertise that can help improve the productivity, economics, and safety of many bioenergy processes. Whether you are involved with an existing operation or developing a new project, we can help. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and other industrial gases, we can apply our know-how in combustion and gasification, cryogenics, gas clean-up and separation, power generation, and process optimization to help you be more successful. Select your area of focus below to find out more.
In many ways, hydrogen is the perfect fuel. It is abundant, the most efficient and produces no emissions when used in a fuel cell. It is non-toxic, can be produced from renewable resources and is not a greenhouse gas. It has been noted in numerous studies that hydrogen may be the only alternative fuel that can simultaneously reduce a country’s dependence on foreign oil and significantly reduce greenhouse gases.
These are the reasons why hydrogen is being used in a broad array of applications as a primary energy carrier. Significant advances have been made in the use of hydrogen as a transportation fuel and a fuel for power generation. Hydrogen can be used in an internal combustion engine or a fuel cell to generate power. Fuel cells have the advantage of significant efficiency benefits versus the internal combustion engine, making it the primary device for the conversion of hydrogen into power.
Globally, Air Products has several decades of hydrogen experience and is on the forefront of hydrogen energy technology development. We deployed our first hydrogen fueling station in 1993, and have developed an extensive patent portfolio related to hydrogen supply and dispensing technology. Air Products supplies liquid and gaseous hydrogen as well as a broad portfolio of fueling infrastructure solutions.
Understanding our customers’ specific needs has been essential to our becoming the global leader in LNG technology. Working closely with customers and building in-depth knowledge of their requirements has driven the continuous improvement in the LNG technology, equipment, and services that we offer. Air Products provide a complete range of products and services for the successful design, construction, start-up and operation of your LNG facility.
Air Products has been a leading global supplier to the refining industry for more than 70 years providing industrial gases, equipment, gas separation and purification technologies, and innovative services and solutions. That experience makes us intimately aware of your business and challenges and what it takes to help you succeed. We are helping refineries operate smarter, cleaner, and more economically all around the world. Air Products offers a full line of gases – O2, H2, N2, and application technologies, services and equipment to the refining industry ranging from tonnage hydrogen supply to advanced sulfur recovery technology.
While the drivers for energy and environment can appear mutually exclusive, the application of industrial gases and advanced separation technology can both improve energy efficiency and enable lower emissions in power applications. As the world’s leader in industrial gases, Air Products is qualified to support this industry as it aims to achieve these goals.
For decades, we have supported the power industry itself through a variety of offerings including plant services, industrial gas for IGCC’s and photovoltaics (supporting generation).
In other industries the addition of our gases is a critical component in our customers’ efforts to be energy-efficient. Industries like glass, steel and cement benefit from our Oxyfuel technology, which improves efficiency and increases production, lowers fuel consumption, NOx and CO2. We are extending our understanding of oxyfuel technology to support the power industry as they look to address CO2 emissions, through development of an oxyfuel-based CO2 capture offering targeted to coal-fired power plants.