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Topsoe to support FEED study for low-carbon ammonia

Topsoe to support FEED study for low-carbon ammonia
An aerial view of an industrial estate (photo courtesy Topsoe).

Denmark-headed Topsoe A/S, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, has announced that it has signed a contract with US-headed CF Industries Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ammonia, for the licensing and engineering supporting a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study of a new low-carbon ammonia plant in Louisiana (LA).

CF Industries is evaluating the project in collaboration with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., one of the leading ammonia marketers in the world.

If the project moves forward, it will produce low-carbon ammonia for use as a decarbonized energy source.

Ammonia – either in the form of low-carbon ammonia or as an e-fuel – is expected to play a critical role in the world’s journey towards net zero.

It can be transported using existing infrastructure; and it has multiple end-uses, not only as a fuel or hydrogen carrier but also to help decarbonize industrial processes like steel and cement production.

We believe low-carbon ammonia helps unlock the door towards a net zero future. Our technology offers a cost-effective route to producing low-carbon ammonia while enabling carbon capture, at an industrial-proven scale. CF and Topsoe have a long-standing relationship spanning many decades and we are proud to extend our collaboration with this award, commented Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director, The Americas, Topsoe.

“SynCOR” is Topsoe´s proprietary technology based on advanced auto-thermal reforming principles and enables ammonia production as well as cost-efficient carbon capture.

Where ammonia plants today rely on conventional two-step reforming based on tubular steam methane reforming and an air-fired secondary reformer, SynCOR Ammonia utilizes a process based on oxygen-fired auto-thermal reforming.

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