Russian-German ammonia supply chain to support hydrogen demands

A deal for what is believed to be the first Russian-German low-carbon ammonia supply chain has today (Dec 22) been inked – and plans state that 1.2 million tonnes of fuel is set to cover a significant share of hydrogen demand in Germany.

Russia’s Novatek has confirmed that it will produce the ammonia at its facility on the Yamal Peninsula, North-western Siberia. Although still under development, the site will make use of the vast local gas reserves.

To ensure the ammonia production is as environmentally friendly as possible, carbon dioxide formed during the natural gas-to-hydrogen production process will be captured and stored using a highly efficient underground storage infrastructure (CCS).

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