Clean Energy Mitsui, CF Industries Select Thyssenkrupp Uhde for Blue Ammonia Facility
Thyssenkrupp Uhde has been selected as a technology provider for the new blue ammonia facility in USA. The new project will make use of the carbon capture and sequestration processes to produce blue ammonia which has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by more than 60 % as compared to conventional ammonia.
Dortmund/Germany – Thyssenkrupp Uhde has been selected as technology provider for a new ‘Blue Ammonia’ plant in the United States by Mitsui & Co. (Mitsui) and CF Industries Holdings (CF). The new greenfield facility will produce blue ammonia by leveraging carbon capture and sequestration processes to reduce carbon emissions by more than 60 % compared to conventional ammonia.
As a first step, Thyssenkrupp Uhde will conduct a front-end engineering and design (Feed) study for the proposed joint venture of CF and Mitsui. The aim is to construct an export-oriented greenfield blue ammonia facility in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA. Demand for blue ammonia is expected to grow significantly as a decarbonized energy source, both for its hydrogen content and as a fuel or feedstock itself.
CF and Mitsui had previously signed a joint development agreement that provides the framework for the Feed study. In addition, CF Industries acquired land during the third quarter of 2022 on the west bank of Ascension Parish, Louisiana, on which the proposed facility would be constructed should the companies agree to move forward.
CF Industries and Mitsui expect to make a final investment decision on the proposed facility in the second half of 2023. Construction and commissioning of a new world-scale capacity ammonia plant typically takes approximately 4 years.