Saudi Arabia: Carbon-Free Hydrogen Haldor Topsoe’s Ammonia Technology Selected for Mega Green Hydrogen Project
Claimed to be the world’s largest green hydrogen project, the Neom project in Saudi Arabia will use Haldor Topsoe’s ammonia technology to convert hydrogen into 1.2 million tonnes per year of green ammonia.
Denmark – The Neom project, equally owned by Air Products, Acwa Power, and Neom, will use about 4 GW of renewable power from solar, wind, and storage to produce 650 tonnes per day of carbon-free hydrogen. Using Topsoe’s proven technology, the hydrogen will be converted into 3,500 tonnes per day – or 1.2 million tonnes per year – of green ammonia.
The conversion of hydrogen into ammonia is an innovative approach to facilitate safe and reliable transport and storage of the green fuel, using existing, well-proven infrastructure.
Air Products will be the exclusive off-taker of the green ammonia produced at the Neom site and intends to transport it around the world to be converted back into carbon-free hydrogen at local hydrogen refueling stations. Air Products’ focus is to supply hydrogen fuel cell buses and trucks with carbon-free hydrogen by 2025. The distribution to end customers represents an additional investment of two billion dollars by Air Products.
When implemented, the project avoids all emissions from the equivalent of over 700,000 cars, including over three million tonnes per year of CO2.
“We are honored to be part of this innovative world-scale project to reduce carbon emissions. Topsoe is focused on improving energy efficiency in today’s technologies while developing the solutions of the future. This is a great step ahead,” says Amy Hebert, Deputy CEO and EVP, Chemicals, Haldor Topsoe.
On May 15, 2020, Haldor Topsoe and Air Products announced that they had signed a global alliance agreement for collaboration on large-scale ammonia, methanol, and/or dimethyl ether projects around the world.