November 13, 2021

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Toluene Hydrogenation creates Methylcyclohexane (MCH). MCH can then be shipped similar to NGLs to where it will undergo a dehydrogenation process resulting in hydrogen and Toluene – MCH is sometimes referred to as a hydrogen carrier. The total cost is US$0.53/MMBtu broken down between CAPEX US$0.11/MMBtu and OPEX US$0.43/MMBtu.

Modeling Parameters:

  • 380 Tonne H2/day input
  • 6,250 Tonnes/d MCH output
  • CAPEX USD$100 MM
  • 90% load factor
  • 35:65 Equity to Debt
  • 15% Equity return
  • 7% Debt cost
  • Toluene USD$0.57/kg and 2.5% losses