Hydrogen and nitrogen product manufacturer CF Industries will develop a green ammonia project at its Donaldsonville Nitrogen Complex, to produce approximately 20,000 tonnes of green ammonia per year.
Last week, the company said it will install a state-of-the-art electrolysis system at the location to generate carbon-free hydrogen from water that will then be supplied to an existing plant to produce green ammonia.
In addition to the ammonia project, the company will also develop CCS and other carbon abatement projects across its production facilities to ensure the production of low-carbon ammonia.
The announcement is part of the company’s commitment to support a global hydrogen and clean fuel economy, which it made last week along with several other goals, such as a goal to produce approximately 3.5 million tonnes of low-carbon ammonia per year.
Tony Will, President and CEO of CF Industries, said, “The world needs clean energy and hydrogen is key to meeting this need. Low-carbon ammonia is the critical enabler for storage and transport of hydrogen and thus has a major role to play.”
“Today’s commitment to decarbonise the world’s largest ammonia production network positions CF Industries at the forefront of clean hydrogen supply. Due to our unparalleled manufacturing and distribution network, our competitive advantage in producing low-carbon ammonia at scale is measured in terms of years and billions of dollars.”
“Our existing scale and commitment to produce green and low-carbon ammonia establishes CF Industries as the clear leader in providing clean fuels for a sustainable world, while also providing a growth platform to drive long-term shareholder value.”
In order to execute its initiative, CF Industries will collaborate with technology companies and has already signed Memorandums of Understanding with ThyssenKrupp and Haldor Topsoe.
The company is also in discussions with global utilities and maritime transportation providers that have announced intentions to use low-carbon ammonia directly as a fuel.