Natural gas liquefaction technology made by Chart Industries Inc. can be modified relatively easily to also liquefy hydrogen for export, the CEO said Thursday.


Ball Ground, GA-based Chart provides liquid gas technologies and equipment for the energy, water and space industries, among others. It has in the last few years become more focused on the core cryogenic and alternative energy businesses, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen.

With increased global momentum to use hydrogen for power generation and other applications, U.S. LNG exporters Cheniere Energy Inc. and Sempra Energy are among several operators eyeing hydrogen opportunities. Existing LNG export and import infrastructure could be used for waterborne liquid hydrogen shipment.

Chart CEO Jillian Evanko...