Enbridge Inc. and Humble Midstream LLC on May 6 announced the joint development and marketing of a low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production and export facility, a Humble press release stated.

The facility will be located at the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC) near Corpus Christi, Texas. The companies intend to jointly market the capacity of the facility and are in discussions with several potential offtake customers. The construction of any facilities will be subject to sufficient customer support and receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

"This is a good example of how Enbridge is leveraging existing conventional energy assets and capabilities to extend growth and capitalize on low carbon opportunities in the energy transition," Colin Gruending, Enbridge executive vice president and president of liquids pipelines, said in the release. "The EIEC is already the premier export facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast and will play an even greater role in global energy security and sustainability."

Calgary-based Enbridge and Denver-based Humble plan to develop a utility scale ultra-low carbon production facility, capable of supplying both low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia to meet the growing global and domestic demand.

Up to 95% of the CO2 generated in the production process will be sequestered in carbon capture infrastructure, including facilities to be owned and operated by Enbridge, making this a fully integrated low-carbon solution. Enbridge's affiliate, Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline, is expected to provide the transportation service for feed gas that will be used for the production process.

"Humble is pleased to be joining Enbridge in this first-mover effort to develop clean energy alternatives on a world-class scale," Humble CEO Steven Huckaby added. "We believe the midstream expertise of both companies positions us well to provide affordable hydrogen and ammonia to a marketplace seeking low carbon alternative fuels."