Whitepaper on Green Ammonia
- A fresh whitepaper by Stargate takes a closer look at Green Ammonia, a prospective carbon-free fuel for the maritime industry, as well as an important commodity chemical.
- To reduce emissions, new green ammonia production capacities need to come online, creating a unique market opportunity for ammonia producers who are willing to be first-movers.
Ammonia (NH3) is a key feedstock for inorganic fertilizers that currently support food production for around half of the world’s population. The vast majority of ammonia in use today is conventional ammonia, i.e. produced from fossil fuels such as natural gas. The production of conventional ammonia alone accounts for around 1.8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. While chemically identical, green ammonia is produced with minimal carbon emissions using green hydrogen made by electrolyzers operating on renewable energy.
Green ammonia is presently receiving a lot of attention as a prospective carbon-free fuel for the maritime sector. The European Green Deal and the proposed Fit for 55 legislative package have helped increase the demand for green ammonia in Europe and globally. While the rising CO2 taxes make the economics of conventional ammonia more challenging, the business case for green ammonia is becoming increasingly more attractive.
Rainer Küngas, the CTO of Stargate Hydrogen, comments: "Green Ammonia is a term that gets thrown around a lot recently. In this white paper, we have tried to summarize all the key points that companies interested in pursuing green ammonia projects need to know, such as the market potential, production technologies, and cost drivers. Our electrolysis solutions are highly suitable for supplying green ammonia plants with green hydrogen."
Read the full whitepaper here.