BASF and Yara Clean Ammonia announced their collaboration on a joint study to develop and construct a world-scale low-carbon blue ammonia production facility with carbon capture in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.
he companies are looking into the feasibility of a plant with a total capacity of 1.2 to 1.4 million tons p.a. to serve the growing global demand for low-carbon ammonia.
We are working systematically to develop asset-backed supply to decarbonize agriculture as well as serving new clean ammonia segments such as shipping fuel, power production and ammonia as a hydrogen carrier.
…said Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, President of Yara Clean Ammonia.
As explained, approximately 95 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from the production process is aimed to be captured and permanently stored in the ground.
Our existing Verbund sites in the region with integrated material flows and advanced infrastructure would be ideally suited for the integration of a new world-scale ammonia facility that has the potential to significantly improve the carbon footprint of both our own operations and the various industries we serve.
…said Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva, President Monomers Division, BASF.
The companies plan to complete the feasibility study on the low-carbon blue ammonia production facility by end of 2023.
The product characteristics of blue ammonia are identical to conventionally produced ammonia. Since the CO2 generated in the production process is captured and not released to the atmosphere, blue ammonia plays a significant role in the transition to alternative, less carbon-intensive products. BASF aims to reduce its absolute CO2 emissions by 25 percent by 2030 compared to 2018 and achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
Furthermore, on 3rd June, Yara Clean Ammonia (Yara) and Enbridge has signed a letter of intent to jointly develop and construct a world scale low-carbon blue ammonia production facility as equal partners.