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Vopak explores new ammonia infrastructure in Singapore, the Netherlands

Vopak Singapore will explore options to expand ammonia infrastructure at its Banyan terminal on Jurong Island, Singapore. Vopak has been investigating infrastructure upgrades to enable maritime ammonia bunker fuel in Singapore since 2020, and will invest €1 billion by 2030 into “new energies”, including low-carbon and renewable hydrogen & ammonia. In the Netherlands, Vopak is currently converting two existing refrigerated LPG storage tanks to receive ammonia imports at the North Sea port of Vlissingen.

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Safe ammonia bunkering at the Port of Roenne

In our latest episode of Maritime Ammonia Insights, we delved into an exciting new project for maritime ammonia: the Bornholm Bunkering Hub. Maja Bendtsen (Port of Roenne), Jan Gramkov (Rambøll) and Nicklas Koch (DBI) presented the feasibility, safety management & public perception work currently in progress, as well as the steps still required to formalise a plan forward for the hub by 2025. Early & repeated engagement with the local community, rigorous & standardised assessment of potential risks and utilising learnings from other industries were all emphasized by the speakers as key to realising the project.

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Ammonia, liquid sustainable energy for future

Hans Vrijenhoef with many years of experience in green ammonia developments will address the topic that ammonia can be used as the carrier of green electricity from Arab world to Europe, Japan , Korea and many other countries, which are lacking lacking natural gas or ammonia production or where ammonia costs are high. Using the green energy, Proton technology enables its clients/ partners to use based on their strategies options for import or export green ammonia, blue ammonia or byproduct ammonia in a safe and environmentally friendly way. After detailed studies and a mutual search for off-takers, Proton offers the…

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Dancing with wind solution for the green hydrogen and green ammonia plant

What renewable energy contradicts the existing traditional ammonia synthesis system the most is fluctuating power output. Envision Group strives to solve this problem. “Dancing With Wind Solution” means with the help of integrated control system and management system, Envision is right now designing dynamic system optimization of the ammonia synthesis process. When the wind speed changes, all the downstream processes and systems will change their power input requirements accordingly.

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NH3 & Energy Transition: a challenge meeting reality

Proton Ventures is an engineering firm focusing on ammonia solutions ranging from feasibility studies to EPC projects. Examples of previous realized ammonia solutions include large-scale, refrigerated ammonia storage terminals, including railcar loading/unloading facilities. Furthermore, a deNOx facility was installed in Kavala (Greece) for greenhouse gas emission reduction from a nitrate fertilizer facility. Proton Ventures has also been selected as EPC contractor for the Green Ammonia Pilot Plant (GAPP) project in Morocco, which will demonstrate 4 MTPD green ammonia production from simulated renewable energy patterns. The project includes alkaline electrolysis, PEM electrolysis, hydrogen storage, nitrogen purification, and an ammonia synthesis loop.…

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Ammonia terminal in port areas: safety and image issues in storage, throughput and transport

Ammonia is an important carrier of hydrogen which is very interesting considering the search for alternative energy sources. The world is looking for ways to reduce our global carbon footprint, and this will give opportunities for ammonia. Preferred location for terminals are port areas, especially in situations where energy is obtained by solar energy and where ammonia is used as a way to transport this energy to less sunny parts where energy is needed. But how about the risks of storage, handling and transportation of ammonia? And what is the public image on the risks of ammonia, and how to…

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Ammonia as a marine fuel – bunkering operation and dispersion simulations

Global warming is linked strongly to increased greenhouse gas (GHG) concentration in the earth’s atmosphere. The maritime cluster plays a critical role in reducing GHG emissions by replacing fuels of fossil origin with low-carbon or carbon-free alternatives. As a carbon-free fuel, anhydrous ammonia has received much attention recently due to its established production technology, distribution infrastructure, and satisfactory energy density as a marine fuel. Unlike normal ambient liquid fuels, ammonia relies on refrigeration or pressurization to maintain the liquid phase. Boil-off gas (BOG) can be generated at constant pressure by the addition of heat to saturated liquid and involves significant…

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New ammonia import & export terminals

At Vlissingen in the Netherlands, Uniper & Vesta Terminals will explore the feasibility of developing a new ammonia import hub in northwest Europe, based on Vesta’s existing 60,000m3 ammonia storage facility. Also this week, Proton Ventures is currently developing a state-of-the-art ammonia export terminal for an oil & gas major in the UAE, which will feature the “biggest ammonia tanks ever built in the Middle East”.

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OCI to expand ammonia import capabilities at Rotterdam

OCI will expand its ammonia import terminal at the Port of Rotterdam, increasing throughput capacity from 400,000 tonnes per year to 1.2 million tonnes per year by 2023. A second phase of expansion is planned, and will involve construction of a new, “world-scale” ammonia storage tank to bring throughput capacities above 3 million tonnes per year.