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Haldor Topsoe and Aquamarine enter MoU for green ammonia facility based on SOEC electrolysis
Aquamarine is developing a large-scale green ammonia facility to be constructed in multiple stages. In the first stage of the project, the proposed facility will use Haldor Topsoe’s proprietary solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC) (earlier post) to produce green hydrogen from 100 MW of renewable electricity. The hydrogen will be further processed into 300 ton/day of green ammonia, also using Topsoe technology. The produced ammonia can be used as a green marine fuel or as fertilizer.
Topsoe says that its proprietary high-temperature electrolysis SOEC technology offers up to 30% more green hydrogen output compared to standard technology such as PEM and alkaline electrolysis. Subject to a final investment decision, the facility is expected to be commissioned in 2024. . . .
Aquamarine will develop the project and seek relevant permits for the project, which will be located in northern Germany close to existing offshore wind farms, where the product can be sold to the marine shipping industry. . . .
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Hydro-Quebec to commercialize University of South Wales manganese hydride molecular sieve for H2 storage
. . . The material takes advantage of a chemical process called Kubas binding. This process enables the storage of hydrogen by distancing the hydrogen atoms within a H2 molecule and works at room temperature. This eliminates the need to split, and bind, the bonds between atoms, processes that require high energies and extremes of temperature and need complex equipment to deliver.
This technology has several key advantages over existing hydrogen storage options, namely:
Greater storage capacity
Less weight for the same storage capacity
Increased safety linked to a lower tank pressure
Lower manufacturing costs
Simplified infrastructure need
No need for liquefaction step, generating savings in large-scale transport. . . .
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Researchers and industry present interim results of the MethanQuest project
The flagship project MethanQuest was launched in September 2018, and on it a total of 29 partners from research, industry and the energy sector have come together to work on processes for producing hydrogen and methane from renewables and for using them to achieve climate-neutral mobility and power generation. The project participants have now submitted their interim results. These relate to electrolysis systems for producing hydrogen, both on land and in offshore wind parks, equipment for producing methane, the use of gas engines in cars, ships and CHP plants, and concepts for energy systems that efficiently couple the transport, electrical power, gas and heating sectors. Common to all plant and processes is the integration of renewable energies. . . .
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is providing some 19 million Euros in funds to the MethanQuest project. . . .
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Black & Veatch to assess feasibility of world’s largest green hydrogen plant: $5.4B Base One; 600 million kg/pa
. . . When operational, Enegix Energy’s planned Base One facility in Ceara, Brazil will produce more than 600 million kilograms of green hydrogen annually. Base One is anticipated to take three to four years to build.
The highly ambitious new-build electrolysis facility will be powered entirely by renewable energy, initially 3.4 gigawatts of solar and onshore wind. Ceara's potential for renewable energy generation, coupled with access to a strategic deep-sea port to facilitate the export of hydrogen, was key to the choice of the scoped 500-hectare site for the US$5.4-billion investment.
Enegix Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Black & Veatch for the delivery of feasibility studies key to advancing the green hydrogen plant’s creation. . . .
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Doosan Fuel Cell partners with Korea Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering on SOFCs for ships
. . . Doosan will design and produce the SOFCs, and KSOE will focus on the integration of the fuel cells in ships.
In November 2020, Doosan announced a plan to work with Navig8, a global shipping company, to introduce fuel cells for ships.
Under this agreement, Doosan Fuel Cell will provide SOFCs to a 50,000 ton petrochemical carrier set to be ordered by Navig8. Navig8 as well as Korean Register will help review the ship design and provide other technical support.
In October 2020, the company unveiled its plan to develop more efficient SOFCs in the Korean market. The goal is to localize cells and stacks and to mass-produce SOFC systems in Korea from 2024. This SOFC R&D is part of the project of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
Doosan’s SOFC will be designed to operate at 620 deg. C, approximately 200 deg. C lower than the typical operating temperatures, with higher efficiency and longer life.
Doosan has focused primarily on stationary SOFCs up to now. Its Model 400 systems can use natural gas, hydrogen or LPG and natural gas as fuels.