American fertilizer producer orders green ammonia electrolyzer from ThyssenKrupp
Start signal for decarbonization of ammonia production: ThyssenKrupp has been awarded a contract for a clean hydrogen installation from CF Industries.
German engineering and steel concern ThyssenKrupp has signed an agreement with North American fertilizer and ammonia producer CF Industries to design and supply a water electrolysis system for green ammonia production at the Donaldsonville facility in Louisiana. Under this contract, ThyssenKrupp will develop a 20 MW system based on alkaline water electrolysis technology and supply all the necessary equipment.
Ammonia “turns green” during the electrolysis of hydrogen using renewable electricity. The hydrogen is converted to 20,000 tonnes of green ammonia per year by mixing gases at CF Industries’ existing ammonia plants in Donaldsonville. Green ammonia can be used as a highly efficient medium for storing and transporting renewable energy, as well as directly as a climate-neutral fuel, for example, in maritime transport. Engineering and procurement work has begun and production is scheduled to begin in 2023.
Доктор Кристоф Ноерес, руководитель отдела экологического водорода в ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, лтмечает, что «этот второй успех электролиза воды, достигнутый вскоре после объявления проекта в Канаде, который показывает ведущую роль региона в реализации экономики зеленого водорода».