Port of Rotterdam and partners study large-scale ammonia cracker for hydrogen imports

An initiative of 18 companies led by the Port of Rotterdam has kicked off a study into setting up a large-scale ammonia cracker to enable imports of 1 million tonnes of hydrogen per year.

Participants include Air Liquide, Aramco, bp, Essent/ E.ON, ExxonMobil, Gasunie, GES, Hes international, Koole Terminals, Linde, OCI, RWE, Shell, Sasol, Uniper, Vopak, and VTTI.

They have commissioned Fluor to study possibilities for a large central cracking facility in the port area to convert imported ammonia back into hydrogen for the decarbonisation of industry and mobility.

The hydrogen can then be used in the port or transported onwards via pipelines to facilitate decarbonisation of other industrial clusters in North-West Europe. As a general rule, 1 million tonnes of green hydrogen can facilitate approximately 10 million tonnes of CO2-reductions.

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