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4/21/21

Kick-off to decarbonizing ammonia production: thyssenkrupp awarded green hydrogen plant by CF Industries

  • 20 MW green hydrogen installation to kick-off the decarbonization of the world’s largest ammonia production facility

  • CF Industries will start production of 20,000 tons per year of green ammonia by 2023

thyssenkrupp has entered into an engineering and supply contract with CF Industries to deliver a green hydrogen plant for the production of green ammonia at the Donaldsonville manufacturing complex in Louisiana. Under this contract thyssenkrupp will engineer and deliver a 20 MW hydrogen production unit based on their alkaline water electrolysis as well as all necessary utilities.

The plant will utilize renewable energy from the grid to produce green hydrogen which then will be converted to 20,000 tons per year of green ammonia in CF Industries existing ammonia plants at the Donaldsonville, LA site. Green ammonia can be used as a highly efficient storage and transport medium for renewable energy and also directly as a clean fuel, e.g. in maritime transportation. Engineering and procurement activities have been initiated; the start of production is scheduled for 2023.

Strong project footprint and organizational set-up in North America

With six ammonia plants and several fertilizer plants, the CF Industries’ site in Donaldsonville is the largest ammonia manufacturing complex worldwide. The largest ammonia plant at this site has also been delivered by thyssenkrupp and is based on the proven uhde® ammonia process. “Following the recent delivery of two world-scale ammonia and fertilizer plants to CF Industries we are honored to have now been selected by our long-term customer to contribute to the decarbonization of their operations and to support them in their mission to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably”, says Dennis Lippmann, President Chemical & Process Technologies, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions USA.

As a globally renowned EPC specialist for electrochemical plants, thyssenkrupp is a leading supplier of electrolysis equipment, solutions and services – also with a strong footprint in North America. With a total capacity of over >1.4 GW realized in electrochemical projects over the last 30 years (which equates to >290,000 Nm3/h of hydrogen as byproduct), North America is one of the company's key regions. Dr. Christoph Noeres, Head of Green Hydrogen at thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, adds: “This second water electrolysis success after the recent announcement of an installation in Canada shows the region’s leading role in making the green hydrogen economy a real deal. With our well-established local set-up, we are best prepared to serve the American market which is also key to delivering service solutions throughout the entire plant life-cycle.”

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About us:

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, a joint venture between thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG and Industrie De Nora, offers world-leading technologies for high-efficiency electrolysis plants. The company has already successfully installed more than 600 projects and electrochemical plants worldwide, with a total capacity of over 10 gigawatts. With its water electrolysis technology for the production of green hydrogen, the associated product division Green Hydrogen offers an innovative solution for industrial-scale applications. Together with thyssenkrupp’s Chemical and Process Technologies business unit, thyssenkrupp covers the entire value chain for green chemicals, from hydrogen to ammonia, methanol and synthetic natural gas – a major step towards a climate-neutral industry.

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4/6/21

100 years of Uhde: thyssenkrupp’s chemical plant engineering business celebrates centenary

3/10/21

polysius® pure oxyfuel – Best-in-class technology for carbon capture in cement production

  • Captures up to 100% of CO2 emissions

  • Cement producers investigating use in planned demonstration unit

  • Lower investment and operating costs due to elimination of exhaust gas recirculation

  • Further important step in #grey2green initiative

The production of cement releases large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2). Only a third of these CO2 emissions result from the combustion of fossil fuels such as coal or petroleum coke, while the biggest share is released by the calcination of limestone. Depending on quality, limestone – the main component of cement – consists of 35% to 44% CO2.

Luc Rudowski, Head of Innovation at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Business Unit Cement Technologies: “Reducing CO2 emissions in cement production is one of the most important challenges facing the industry today. As part of our #grey2green journey we are developing technologies and solutions for sustainable cement production without losing sight of plant profitability and productivity. One example of this is the newly developed polysius® pure oxyfuel technology for optimum CO2 separation. Other solutions developed by us range from more sustainable cement production using polysius® activated clay or polysius® booster mill, the optimal use of alternative fuels with prepol® SC, to reducing NOx emissions through Cemcat® SCR.”

Oxyfuel – pure oxygen replaces air in the kiln

The Oxyfuel technology replaces ambient air in the clinker production process with pure oxygen introduced into the front zone of the cooler. As the nitrogen content of the air is no longer present, the CO2 concentration in the kiln exhaust gas can be increased to up to 100%. This much more efficient CO2 separation serves as the basis for the downstream utilization or storage of carbon dioxide.

However, the advantage of reducing the exhaust gas to a virtually pure CO2 stream means that there is too little gas in the preheater to operate the cyclones. In the first-generation Oxyfuel process, this necessitated a complex gas recirculation system from the preheater exhaust to the cooler involving heat exchange, dust removal, and condensation.

Dr. Georg Locher, Head of R&D: “With the second-generation polysius® pure oxyfuel process, exhaust gas recirculation can be eliminated, resulting in considerable savings in investment and operating costs, and making polysius® pure oxyfuel the best-in-class technology for CO2 capture. Another advantage is that existing kiln plants can also be retrofitted with this process. By using the polysius® pure oxyfuel process, our customers profit from optimized operating costs, while freeing our communities and environment from high CO2 emissions.”

Research company CI4C investigating use of polysius® pure oxyfuel

The four European cement manufacturers Buzzi Unicem-Dyckerhoff, HeidelbergCement AG, SCHWENK Zement KG, and Vicat plan to investigate the industrial-scale use of Oxyfuel carbon capture technology in cement production in a demonstration plant. To this end, the research company “CI4C - Cement Innovation for Climate” was established. The aim is to capture 100% of the CO2 and use it with the help of renewable energies to produce so-called “refuels”, i.e. climate-neutral synthetic fuels such as kerosene for the aviation industry.

Dr. Markus Sauer, Senior Proposal Manager: “The research company CI4C and thyssenkrupp are currently investigating the use of our polysius® pure oxyfuel technology in a demonstration plant. Working with our long-standing customers, we would be delighted if we could demonstrate the efficiency of our technology for the first time on an industrial scale. By using this technology, the cement industry could significantly reduce its process-related CO2 emissions and thus make an important contribution to climate protection.”

 

About us:

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of engineering experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. Some 11,500 employees around the world form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

The Cement Technologies business unit of thyssenkrupp specializes in the design and construction of turnkey cement plants. We support cement manufacturers around the world with an extensive portfolio of products and services and sustainable solutions based on more than 150 years of expertise and experience. Our plants and machines use state-of-the-art production processes to conserve resources, minimize environmental impact and deliver maximum performance and efficiency.

  

Press contact:

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

BU Cement Technologies

Thomas Jungbluth

External & Internal Communications

Telephone: +49 2525 99 2769

Mobile: +49 173 281 7367

Email: thomas.jungbluth@thyssenkrupp.com

2/3/21

thyssenkrupp opens Germany's largest HPP centre in Quakenbrück

1/18/21

First green hydrogen project becomes reality: thyssenkrupp to install 88 megawatt water electrolysis plant for Hydro-Québec in Canada

12/3/20

Green hydrogen for green steel made in Duisburg: STEAG and thyssenkrupp are planning joint hydrogen project

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