Decarbonization Thyssenkrupp Uhde Secures Technology Contract for Nutrien’s Clean Ammonia Project
Thyssenkrupp Uhde has been selected as the technology provider for Nutrien’s clean ammonia plant in the USA which is expected to have a capacity of 3,500 metric tons daily. Based on autothermal reforming technology, the plant aims to capture and store more than 90 % of the CO2 emissions via CCS.
Dortmund/Germany – Thyssenkrupp Uhde has been selected as technology provider and partner for a new ‘Clean Ammonia’ plant planned by Nutrien. Subject to Nutrien’s final investment decision, anticipated in 2023, the plant will have a capacity of 3,500 metric tons/day and be built at Nutrien’s Geismar, Louisiana, USA facility. More than 90 % of the CO2 emissions will be captured and stored (Carbon Capture and Storage).
“This partnership marks another important milestone in our commitment to provide solutions to help meet the world’s decarbonization goals through leadership in clean ammonia production,” said Trevor Williams, Interim President, Nitrogen and Phosphate at Nutrien.
The planned clean ammonia plant will be based on autothermal reforming technology (ATR) which allows for a nearly CO2-free syngas production from natural gas with the help of pure oxygen. Ammonia is produced in a second step, and the CO2 from this combined reforming is captured and stored. This reduces emissions to a minimum.