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Clean energy project proposed for retired New Mexico coal-fired power plant

  • Technology collaboration to advance hydrogen as fuel to generate zero-emissions at source power, drive economic development and supply fresh water.
  • Escalante H2 Power signs a letter of intent to purchase Escalante Generating Station.

(4/16/2021 – McKinley County, N.M.) – Newpoint Gas, LLC, and Brooks Energy Company announce Escalante H2 Power, a technology collaboration that converts retired coal-fired power plants (CFPP) to use blue/green hydrogen as fuel with three precedent-setting results. In upcycling the retired generation station, Escalante H2 Power achieves (1) net zero emissions dispatchable power, (2) provides employment opportunities in cutting edge hydrogen energy technology and (3) includes the ability to supply commercial scale clean-fresh water, which is produced from the combustion of hydrogen.

Newpoint has entered into an agreement, which licenses its patent pending, operationally integrated, zero-emission modular design technology to Escalante H2 Power. The experienced team at Brooks has a deep understanding of the geological and engineering parameters necessary for carbon sequestration, which sets Escalante H2 Power ahead of other hydrogen production technology first movers.

“The Escalante Hydrogen Project is thoroughly designed with the goals to provide clean reliable power and an additional focus on empowering local New Mexico communities,” said Robert Price, president of Brooks Energy and cofounder of eH2Power. “With our experience in carbon sequestration and geology, we look forward to developing this project.”

Blue hydrogen, which is hydrogen derived from methane with the carbon sequestered, is proving its worth as a foundational, go-to hybrid energy source shortening the transition to an eventual green hydrogen economy as the technology advances. Newpoint’s blue/green hydrogen technology platform has the capacity to merge the low environmental impact of renewable power with the reliable dispatchable power generation of a fossil fueled power plant. This approach produces hydrogen that can be distributed to support the emerging hydrogen economy which includes zero emission trucks/cars (without batteries) and fuel cells.

“Recent events in Texas during extreme freezing weather provide a vivid reminder of the importance of non-stop dispatchable power in securing reliable electric service,” said Wiley Rhodes, CEO Newpoint Gas, LLC and cofounder of eH2Power. “We are excited to work with Tri-State, the team at the plant site, and our partners to convert Escalante Generating Station from 24/7 coal to 24/7 zero carbon emission dispatchable power.”

“The re-purpose of the Escalante Plant is exactly what needs to happen. There are many more years of useful life in the plant. I am very excited to see this new economic opportunity for our area and stand ready to support eH2 power with this transition,” said Patricia Lundstrom, executive director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation.

Escalante H2 Power has signed a letter of intent with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., to purchase their now retired 253 MW Escalante Generating Station in Prewitt, New Mexico. The Escalante Station is a well maintained and operated facility that is situated near gas transmission and a geology that supports large scale carbon sequestration.

“Since announcing the retirement of the Escalante Station, Tri-State has been working with impacted communities to support meaningful economic development opportunities,” said Tri-State CEO Duane Highley. “With the solid condition of the power plant, the potential sale for redevelopment utilizing innovative hydrogen technologies could advance the region’s clean energy transition, while providing local employment and economic development opportunities.”

This combination of factors make it perfectly situated to be the world’s first conversion from a large-scale CFPP to a large-scale blue/green hydrogen fired zero emission power plant. Newpoint’s process incorporates a steam methane reformer with hydrogen purification to separate the hydrogen and carbon dioxide pre-combustion. The carbon is sequestered underground and the pure hydrogen is used as fuel to produce steam and generate power.  With an eye to the future, Escalante H2 Power pioneers zero emission at source for industrial scale, 24/7 dispatchable base load power generation.

About Newpoint Gas, LLC: privately held multi-fuels processing, conversion and purification company. A design and build firm with two decades innovating operational zero emissions plant sites.

About Brooks Energy Company: privately held natural gas and helium exploration company which helps the U.S. achieve energy and critical natural resources independence.

About Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.: A wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 45 members, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states that together deliver reliable, affordable and responsible power to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West.

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New Innovations in Natural Gas from Newpoint

Water, Electricity and Hydrogen Production

April 16, 2019 07:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time OKLAHOMA CITY

Newpoint has taken unprecedented action to develop and integrate processes to produce clean water, electricity and a hydrogen energy source from zero-emissions natural gas technologies. Principles of the company are targeting an end to end system demonstration by the close of 2019.
This electric power generator and water production process converts zero-emission natural gas into hydrogen. In this challenging time of global water scarcity and increasing demand for energy, innovative technology utilizes the world’s abundant supply of responsibly produced and transported natural gas as a low-carbon energy source. Newpoint’s approach converts methane and other gaseous hydrocarbons into hydrogen. The carbon dioxide produced is sequestered and/or used in manufacturing which is why this hydrogen source is referred to as blue hydrogen. Newpoint is committed to the implementation of this sustainable technology on an economically and environmentally full system basis.

Technology Process
The first stage concentrates oxygen (O2) by separating nitrogen (N2) from atmospheric air through an Air Separation Unit (ASU). The nitrogen can also be sold as a byproduct. Concentrating the oxygen reduces the volume of exhaust gas that must be treated through later stages of the process. The purified oxygen is added to the natural gas stream and injected along with steam into a syngas reformer. The combination of oxygen and natural gas is converted to hydrogen (H2), carbon dioxide (CO2), and water vapor. Excess heat produced by the syngas reformer is utilized to generate power while the H2, CO2, and water vapor enter a hydrogen purification system.

The hydrogen purification unit separates the H2 from the CO2 and water. The CO2 is sent toa compressor and is ultimately sequestered and/or used in manufacturing. The purified hydrogen is sent to a power generator, combined with air to generate electricity. The H2 and air exhaust is cooled to approximately 100°F (38°C), condensing the water created from the combustion.

In addition to water production and electrical generation, Newpoint’s system is designed to supply an optional source of blue hydrogen that can be used as fuel for cars, trucks and other transport modes. This optional fuel source adds additional environmental value by eliminating emissions (CO2, VOCs, etc.) from vehicle transportation further contributing to a low-carbon economy.

“Newpoint’s focus since 2015 has been on the environmental and social impact of oil and gas.  We overcame challenges with inventive action in developing technologies for Zero Emission Oil & Gas production and Blue Hydrogen that target immediate change. Now our attention is on implementation,” states Newpoint’s founder and CEO Wiley Rhodes.

• Eliminates carbon monoxide and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions;
• Produces purified water;
• Provides a zero-emission electrical power source;
• Creates a feasible hydrogen energy source;
• Reduces the cost of CO2 sequestration or reuse resulting from electrical power generation;
• Establishes a feasible hydrogen source to offset the investment required for the infrastructure to distribute hydrogen;
• As hydrogen is further integrated into a low-carbon economy, expansion of the infrastructure can further utilize this environmentally friendly fuel source;
• Green hydrogen which is derived from water using 100% renewable energy, will begin production, at scale, when an economical process is developed. The blue hydrogen infrastructure can be utilized in the future by transporting both hydrogen products.

Water, electricity, and hydrogen are produced while contributing to a low-carbon economy. As the scarcity of clean water rises with the demand for earth-friendly energy sources, Newpoint’s precedent-setting innovations will be scaled to meet demand.

Source: Newpoint Gas, LLC in cooperation with The One Step In Foundation

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175 MMscfd West African Hydrocarbon Dewpoint Reduction and Metering Station

Newpoint designed and manufactured a 175 MMscfd JT plant and meter station for West Africa.  This plant went to a remote site in the Nigerian Delta.  The plant was built using Standard Module Engineering and was shipped entirely in shipping containers.  This allowed the equipment to be stored on site without concerns of degradation due to weather etc.  The plant was assembled in 3 weeks due to the unique design that allowed some of the equipment to stay in shipping containers during operation.

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Delaware Basin Cryo Plant, Loving County Texas

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The strength of our relationship with the producer started several years earlier and built on supporting the company with operational and engineering support. The areas covered included West and South Texas, Eastern New Mexico, and Louisiana.   With the success of the company’s drilling program in the Permian Basin, our duties grew to include a 35 MMscfd cryo plant.   We acted as owner’s engineers evaluating pipeline capacity, field vs plant compression, field dehydration, process simulations, PHA (Process Hazard Analysis), site selection, cryo plant supplier selection, and project management.   We also designed and manufactured a direct fired 550 bbl/day condensate stabilizer providing 9 RVP product.  Under Newpoint’s supervision, we completed the project in Loving County, Texas on time and on budget.

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350 GPM Amine Plant

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A new 350 gpm amine plant and hot oil system was delivered to NW Oklahoma.  The planted is treating 120 MMscfd from 1.15 mol% carbon dioxide to the less than 50 ppmv.  Utilizing modular design, the interconnecting piping was installed in 1.5 days with a two person crew.

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Kickoff 2017

Newpoint Gas, LLC, an Oklahoma limited liability company unites the expertise gained in the well flow back operation and the process heating business back to the oil and gas industry.  Formed in 2017 this partnership reunites the principals of the original Newpoint created in 2002.  This website contains information about past projects executed by the principals of Newpoint as well projects completed in the new company.

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Newpoint Gas, LP and Honeywell’s UOP Sign Global Agreement

Newpoint Gas, LP and UOP, LLC, a division of Honeywell, entered into a three-year Cooperation Agreement on October 30, 2009.  The primary focus of the Agreement between the companies is to promote and develop the use of Newpoint Gas, LP’s “Standard ModularTM Amine Unit” (SMAU) within the refining and petrochemical industries utilizing certain UOP technologies such as its fluid catalytic cracking and hydrocracking processes and its “EcofiningTM Process.”

“Standard ModuleTM engineering will revolutionize the design of gas facilities in the future,” said Wiley Rhodes, Newpoint CEO.  “The cooperation agreement between Newpoint Gas and UOP is an excellent example that companies are seeking economical and reliable solutions in the execution of gas treatment projects.”

Newpoint Gas, LP is headquartered in College Station, Texas, USA with the Newpoint Companies’ executive offices located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.  Newpoint is an engineering, design and manufacturing company specializing in Standard ModularTM gas treatment facilities.  Integrated technology designs are provided on a turnkey or equipment leasing basis with full installation, start-up support and training for operation.  Newpoint has sales and engineering offices throughout the world and are DNV ISO 9001:2000 accredited and are prequalified as a supplier with First Point Assessment, Ltd (Supplier #10050980) and Achilles JQS (Supplier #26787).

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Newpoint Gas, LP President Zane Rhodes, Invited to Present at FLNG Project Advancement Conference

Zane RhodesNewpoint Gas, LP announced today that President, Zane Rhodes, will present at the 3rd Annual FLNG Project Advancement Conference in Seoul, Korea December 1-2, 2009. Mr. Rhodes will be discussing the FLNG Pre-Treatment Testing Systems, specifically testing the effects of vessel motion on the next generation of gas pre-treatment equipment.

The FLNG Project Advancement Conference will incorporate the most recent international information regarding FLNG plans and lessons learned during recent pilot projects. This conference will consist of the latest information and news from operators, shipbuilders, and engineering developers. A few topics that will be addressed include cost effective technology available for FLNG, information management during FLNG projects, FLNG project collaboration initiatives, and the future of FLNG development. Additional issues that will be discussed incorporate the analysis of gas field characteristics to match with topside FLNG technology, storage containment technology and processes, innovative systems for the next gereration of loading and receiving terminals, and long-term operational plans after FLNG construction. For more information about the FLNG Project Advancement Conference, please visit

Mr. Rhodes received his B.S. and M.S. from Texas A&M University and is currently completing his Ph.D. in control systems.

Mr. Rhodes has been President of Newpoint Gas, LP since 2002. Prior to becoming President, he served as a lecturer at Texas A&M University, where he taught courses on system analysis and control systems. He has designed applied systems that range from heave compensation systems for remotely operated vehicles to specializing in the design and manufacture of standard and custom engineered gas processing and treating units. Mr. Rhodes has also presented several papers throughout the United States and at an international conference in Mexico. Mr. Rhodes manages the daily operations of Newpoint Gas, LP while also overseeing the engineering and design of all gas processing and treating units.

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The Newpoint Companies CEO, Wiley Rhodes invited to present at CITOGIC-2009 Ufa, Russia

The Newpoint Companies announced today that Chief Executive Officer, Wiley Rhodes has been invited and will present at the 19th Annual International Congress “Innovative Technologies in Oil, Gas, Energy and Communication Sectors” (CITOGIC-2009) to be hosted in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia September 23-25, 2009.

The Annual International Congress “Innovative Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industry, Energy and Communications” is dedicated to new strategic directions for technological development of Russia being a global energy power.  The Congress will be held under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation and under the auspices of the UN, the Russian Federation, Council of Federation and the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation.  The Congress was organized by the Academy of the Technological Sciences of the Russian Federation, Gazprom, constituent authorities as well as the largest oil and gas, construction, financial and industrial Russian and foreign companies.

CITOGIC gathers 170 scientists as well as leaders and specialists from the largest oil and gas companies of Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

The Newpoint Companies executive offices are located in Oklahoma City, OK.

Newpoint Gas, LP is the world leader in providing gas treating and processing equipment and holds several proprietary technologies and supply systems to almost every continent in the world.  The company designs and manufactures a full range of standard and custom-engineered modular units.  Newpoint’s integrated technology designs are provided on a turnkey basis or equipment leasing basis.