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Topsoe bags first dynamic green ammonia plant in China

Topsoe bags first dynamic green ammonia plant in China
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Topsoe has been chosen by Mintal Hydrogen Energy Technology (Mintal Hydrogen) as technology provider for a new green ammonia plant in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China.

The new plant will be the first dynamic green ammonia plant in China. The first phase will have a capacity of 1,800 tons per day. Production is expected to start in 2025.

The green ammonia will replace approximately 850,000 tons of coal and help reduce more than 2 million tons of CO2 from being emitted to the atmosphere every year.

Topsoe will provide the plantโ€™s dynamic ammonia technology to secure optimal production and adapt to the inherent fluctuations in power output from wind turbines. The clean power from wind turbines will be connected directly to the electrolysis unit making it more cost-effective than if involving a hydrogen storage.

The dynamic green ammonia plant is Topsoeโ€™s first Power-to-X project in China and includes Topsoeโ€™s process licensing, engineering design package, proprietary equipment, and catalysts.

โ€œWe are thrilled to be chosen for this amazing project by Mintal Hydrogen, and we look forward to support with our know-how and hardware. Being chosen to contribute to this ground-breaking project is clear evidence of our ability to deliver state of the-art solutions and to support the energy transition and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions also in China,โ€ said Dajun Yang, managing director China, Topsoe.

โ€œWe are excited to partner with Topsoe, as they are the leading provider of technology for ammonia production and low carbon solutions in general. Establishing a commercial size green ammonia plant in Baotou, really is a breakthrough in China for producing carbon neutral fuels and chemicals. Naturally, we are very pleased, that we are now able to start construction of this landmark project, that will support Chinaโ€™s move to a greener economy,โ€ said XiaoLong Fu, general manager, Mintal Hydrogen.