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" in the process of hydrogen electrolysis 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.
Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Sustainable Hydrogen at ThyssenKrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, notes that “this second water electrolysis success, achieved shortly after the announcement of a project in Canada, demonstrates the region’s leadership role in realizing a green hydrogen economy.” </p >