Chemical Jul 3, 2018 10:00 AM
thyssenkrupp supports Australian Company H2U in green hydrogen and renewable ammonia value chain development
thyssenkrupp has recently been awarded a contract to perform a feasibility study for a new green hydrogen project by the Australian hydrogen infrastructure company Hydrogen Utility™ (H2U). A 30MW water electrolysis plant as well as a facility for sustainable ammonia production are planned to be constructed near Port Lincoln in South Australia. It will be one of the first ever commercial plants to produce CO2-free “green” ammonia from intermittent renewable resources.
Dr. Attilio Pigneri, CEO of H2U: “This project is an important milestone for Australia’s shift to a reliable renewable energy future. The new facility will provide balancing services to the national transmission grid, fast frequency response support to new solar plants under development, supply green ammonia and other chemicals to the local farming and aquaculture sectors. It will host the demonstration of novel supply chain technologies for the export of green hydrogen to markets in the Asia-Pacific region.”
The planned facility will integrate different hydrogen technologies, including a multimegawatt electrolyzer plant and an ammonia production facility with a capacity of 50 tons per day. Both plants will be based on thyssenkrupp technology. A 10MW hydrogen-fired gas turbine and 5MW hydrogen fuel cell will supply power to the grid.
Sami Pelkonen, CEO of the Electrolysis & Polymers Technologies business unit of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions: “We are very excited to work together with H2U in their projects to support Australia on its way into a sustainable future. In doing so, we are building both on our innovative technology solutions as well as on thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ regional and local footprint and long heritage as a partner to the region.”
Integrated technology solutions for a CO2-free, sustainable future
In today’s changing electricity landscape, moving towards renewable energy sources, there is a strong need for technologies for energy storage, grid balancing and cross-sector integration – not only for electrical applications but also for transportation, heating, and the chemical industry. As a specialist in chemical plant engineering and construction, thyssenkrupp is able to offer various integrated solutions based on its advanced water electrolysis technology. This includes for example processes for the production of sustainable ammonia, methanol and synthetic natural gas (SNG).
About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions:
The Industrial Solutions business area at thyssenkrupp 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. As a system partner to the automotive, aerospace and naval sectors we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers. More than 21,000 employees at over 100 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.
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