Nutrien: Geismar, Louisiana
Nutrien has selected thyssenkrupp Uhde as technology provider for their new world-scale CCS ammonia production plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The million-tonne-per-year plant will utilise autothermal reforming for hydrogen production from gas feedstock, thereby reducing combustion emissions and enabling more efficient CO2 capture from the process phase. FID on the plant is expected from Nutrien in 2023.
The Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) has awarded thyssenkrupp Uhde an EPCC contract for construction of a million-tonne-per-year ammonia production plant, to be operational by 2026. Gas feedstock and CCS will be utilised in production, with the pair eyeing the fertiliser and hydrogen/energy carrier markets.
Big year for CCS ammonia
Along with this pair of thyssenkrupp projects, this year we’ve seen:
- a series of updates for the Barents Blue project, including an appearance from Horisont CEO Bjørgulf Eidesen on Ammonia Project Features earlier this year.
- plans from LSB Industries to decarbonise their existing Arkansas plant.
- multiple new projects announced for the US Gulf Coast, involving players such as CF Industries, Mitsui & Co., Humble Midstream, Talos Energy, Chevron, OCI, JERA, Uniper, and ExxonMobil.
- a decarbonisation hub near Yara’s existing fertiliser plant in Ravenna, Italy.
- and key agreements for development of the Northern Lights project.