The feasibility of large-scale ammonia cracking to support the development of a global clean hydrogen market is set to be researched.
Ammonia power solutions provider, Amogy and commodity trading group, Trafigura has revealed they will jointly study the use of ammonia as a carrier to transport clean hydrogen from point of production to point of consumption.
H2 View understands, the two companies seek to indentify and assess scenarios in which ammonia cracking technology can be deployed to support the growing hydrogen market, starting with Europe, which is targeting 20 million tonnes of hydrogen consumption by 2030.
According to Amogy and Trafigura, using economic models and energy demand forecasts, they will determine the viability and cost effectiveness of industrial-scale ammonia crackers. It is hoped the research will help support industry-wide efforts to decarbonise transport and heavy industrial processes.
“Our partnership with Trafigura opens up tremendous opportunities for the Amogy team to better understand and explore our platform’s potential benefits at scale,” said Seonghoon Woo, Chief Executive and Co-Founder at Amogy. “We look forward to collaborating with Trafigura to identify opportunities for large-scale ammonia cracking to enable global transportation of hydrogen.”
Margaux Moore, Head of Energy Transition Research at Trafigura, said, “At Trafigura, we recognise that hydrogen will need to be transported over long distances, from regions rich in renewable power at demand hubs. Ammonia is a cost competitive carrier of hydrogen which will require cracking at destination to cater to different end uses.
“We believe ammonia cracking will be a key enabling technology for the large-scale uptake of clean hydrogen. Our work with Amogy will help us understand the economics of this supply chain, to deliver the most competitive low-carbon hydrogen to our customers.”
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