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Renewable ammonia opportunities in Egypt

For our December episode of Ammonia Project Features, we welcomed Alzbeta Klein (International Fertilizer Association) and Tarek Hosny (Fertiglobe). Our speakers discussed a pathway forward for Egypt’s fertilizer industry to decarbonize, presented the newly-commissioned Egypt Green Hydrogen project, and outlined the unique advantages (and challenges) of developing renewable production projects in Egypt.

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Natural gas based, ultra-low carbon ammonia without fluegas scrubbing

Reducing the carbon footprint of ammonia is urgent more than ever, and requires new technology innovations to achieve this goal, while keeping these plants competitive and viable. In this session, we will review latest proposed technologies from thyssenkrupp Uhde to achieve ultra-low carbon emissions by implementing a new process flowsheet that replaces the common primary reforming approach and eliminates the need of a fluegas scrubbing system. We will also review the advantages of the new proposed technologies in terms of capex and management of risk associated with new technology implementation.

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Making ammonia blue – the easy way

Production of low-carbon “blue” ammonia requires the addition of a carbon capture & storage (CCS) solution to the ammonia value chain. With the prevalence of geologic storage immediately below many US ammonia production facilities, onsite co-location of CCS facilities provides a number of attractive benefits to producers looking to make their ammonia low-carbon. Onsite CCS is a proven, ready-to-execute solution (the only two existing CCS projects in the U.S. today are co-located with emitting facilities) that delivers a lower cost, lower complexity decarbonization pathway for ammonia production, while simultaneously capturing the benefits of “outsourcing” CO2 disposal.