Topsoe technology chosen for blue ammonia project

Generic image of ammonia plant
Generic image of ammonia plant
Topsoe and CIP have signed an agreement under which Topsoe will deliver its leading SynCOR™ technology to produce blue ammonia at the facility to be built on the US Gulf Coast.
Blue ammonia is ammonia (NH3) that is produced from blue hydrogen. To produce blue hydrogen, natural gas and steam are reformed into two production streams of pure hydrogen (H2) and pure CO2 with the CO2 stream captured and permanently sequestered, compared to a conventional “grey” hydrogen production process that vents its CO2 production into the atmosphere.
Combining this blue hydrogen with nitrogen harvested from the air makes blue ammonia.
Globally, the production of ammonia — the critical component in fertilisers — is responsible for approximately 1% of all anthropogenic CO2 emissions.
Capturing and sequestering nearly 100% of the CO2 produced by the blue ammonia plant profoundly mitigates the environmental impacts on the planet of producing ammonia.
The blue ammonia can then be used as a low-carbon transportation fuel, fertiliser, power generation fuel, or for other heavy industry applications.
Topsoe’s SynCOR™ technology is the company’s industrially proven proprietary steam reforming technology used to create hydrogen from high-temperature steam and a methane source, such as natural gas.
Henrik Rasmussen, managing director, The Americas, Topsoe, said: “Supporting CIP, which is one of the world’s largest renewable energy investment funds, and SFG is obviously very exciting for us. This great project will result in blue ammonia that can be used for low-carbon fuels and chemicals to help meet global net zero targets.”
Søren Toftgaard, partner in CIP, said: “We are developing a global portfolio of clean hydrogen and hydrogen-related products, such as clean ammonia. Blue ammonia is considered an important part of a successful energy transition, which can potentially help fill the ammonia shortage in Europe as well as being a steppingstone to the successful implementation of green projects, and we are excited to bring this project to the Gulf Coast region.”
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