Amogy and Trafigura to Study Ammonia Cracking Technology – Chemical Engineering

September 20, 2022 | By Mary Bailey

Amogie Inc.. and Trafigura announced an agreement to study the use of ammonia as a carrier to transport clean hydrogen from the point of production to the point of consumption. The results of this joint ammonia cracking research will help support industry-wide efforts to decarbonize transportation and heavy industrial processes and reduce carbon emissions to meet global climate goals. .

Trafigura deploys infrastructure, logistics and finance to connect global producers and consumers of petroleum and petroleum products, metals and minerals, electricity and renewable energy through efficient and sustainable supply chains . The company is exploring future low-carbon energy sources, including technologies that can enable high-volume transportation of zero-emission fuels. Ammonia is considered a promising hydrogen carrier due to its high volumetric density of hydrogen, allowing economical transport of hydrogen over long distances.

Amogy’s ammonia-to-electricity platform includes the company’s proprietary cracking technology that converts ammonia back to hydrogen. Following successful demonstrations, Amogy is now expanding its technology for use in larger applications and pursuing strategic partnerships to support global decarbonization efforts.

Amogy and Trafigura will launch a joint research effort to identify and evaluate scenarios in which ammonia cracking technology can be deployed to support the growing hydrogen market, starting with Europe which is targeting 20 million tonnes of hydrogen consumption by 2030. demand forecasts, the two companies will determine the viability and profitability of industrial-scale ammonia crackers.

“Our partnership with Trafigura opens tremendous opportunities for the Amogy team to better understand and explore the potential benefits of our platform at scale,” said Seonghoon Woo, CEO and co-founder of Amogy. “We look forward to working with Trafigura to identify opportunities for large-scale ammonia cracking to enable the global transport of hydrogen.”

“At Trafigura, we recognize that hydrogen will need to be transported over long distances, from regions rich in renewable energy to centers of demand. Ammonia is a cost-competitive hydrogen carrier that will require cracking at destination to meet different end uses,” said Margaux Moore, Head of Energy Transition Research at Trafigura. “We believe that ammonia cracking will be a key enabling technology for the large-scale adoption of clean hydrogen. Our work with Amogy will help us understand the economics of this supply chain, in order to provide the most competitive low-carbon hydrogen to our customers.

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