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Green hydrogen project to use Topsoe ammonia technology

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A US$5 billion dollar green hydrogen production facility to be sited in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, will include Topsoe’s proven ammonia technology. The planned green ammonia loop will be the world’s largest on a par with the Gulf Coast Ammonia facility to be built in Texas, US, which will also use Topsoe ammonia technology.

The NEOM project to produce 650 tpd of carbon-free hydrogen to power buses and trucks around the world is equally owned by partners Air Products, ACWA Power, and NEOM. Air Products will be the exclusive off-taker of the green ammonia and intends to transport it around the world to be dissociated to produce carbon-free hydrogen for the transportation market.

The NEOM project will use about 4 GW of renewable power from solar, wind, and storage to produce 650 tpd of carbon-free hydrogen. Using Topsoe’s proven technology, the hydrogen will be converted into 3500 tpd – or 1.2 million tpy – of green ammonia.

The conversion of hydrogen into ammonia is an innovative approach to facilitate safe and reliable transport and storage of the green fuel, using existing, well-proven infrastructure.

Air Products will be the exclusive off-taker of the green ammonia produced at the NEOM site and intends to transport it around the world to be converted back into carbon-free hydrogen at local hydrogen refuelling stations. Air Products’ focus is to supply hydrogen fuel cell buses and trucks with carbon-free hydrogen by 2025. The distribution to end customers represents an additional investment of US$2 billion by Air Products.

When implemented, the project avoids all emissions from the equivalent of over 700 000 cars, including over 3 million tpy of CO2.

“We are honoured to be part of this innovative world-scale project to reduce carbon emissions. Topsoe is focused on improving energy efficiency in today’s technologies while developing the solutions of the future. This is a great step ahead,” says Amy Hebert, Deputy CEO and EVP, Chemicals, Haldor Topsoe.

On 15 May 2020, Haldor Topsoe and Air Products announced that they had signed a global alliance agreement for collaboration on large-scale ammonia, methanol, and/or dimethyl ether projects around the world.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/the-environment/13072020/green-hydrogen-project-to-use-topsoe-ammonia-technology/

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