Casale will develop the technology package and supply proprietary equipment for green ammonia production at H2U’s Eyre Peninsula Gateway project. Under the new agreement, Casale may also lead the construction and integration of the first project stage – two pilot-size green ammonia plants. Eyre Peninsula is one of H2U’s two green ammonia export projects under development in Australia, the other being the H2-Hub in Gladstone, Queensland.
Dr Attilio Pigneri, Founder and CEO of H2U commented “With their experience in the chemical plant engineering and construction, Casale is able to offer various integrated solutions for the production of sustainable ammonia, methanol, and other derivates. The development of production solutions that can integrate with a renewable energy supply is the only path to the future”.
“The world needs to turn the page and to fight climate change”, emphasizes Federico Zardi, Casale’s CEO. ”In this context, Casale is ready to accept the challenge and to contribute to the development of sustainable plants for the production of ammonia and derivatives by reducing or even eliminating emissions”.
“Today marks an important milestone for our project as well as for an entire industry, as the Eyre Peninsula Gateway™ is the first green hydrogen and ammonia project of this scale globally to have transitioned into the implementation stages. We will now work with Casale and our key technology partners, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to finalize detailed design for the ammonia facility, with procurement and construction contracts to follow.” said Dr Pigneri.Casale’s official press release, 2 Nov 2021
A year of developments for H2U
This year has seen a number of announcements from H2U about their two Australian export projects. We received updates from H2U Founder and CEO Attilio Pigneri at this year’s virtual Australia conference, and H2U Process Engineer Sylvia Edifor took us through some of the interesting aspects of the Eyre Peninsula project in the September episode of Ammonia Energy Live. At Ammonia Energy we’ve also reported:
- in November 2020, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced it was investing in H2U, as well as providing engineering services and the pilot phase of the Eyre Peninsula project.
- in March this year the Eyre Peninsula project entered the FEED phase, while in Gladstone Sumitomo Corporation announced it would support the development of local hydrogen “ecosystem” – including H2U’s project.
- in April, H2U and Germany’s RWE announced a feasibility study to explore green ammonia export between Eyre Peninsula and German ports.
- and last month H2U and Gladstone Ports Corporation formalised a partnership to develop the H2-Hub project in an industrial estate just north of Gladstone.