thyssenkrupp Uhde has been selected as a technology provider and partner for a new “Clean Ammonia” plant planned by Nutrien. Subject to Nutrien’s final investment decision, anticipated in 2023, the plant will have a capacity of 3,500 metric tons/day and be built at Nutrien’s Geismar, Louisiana, USA facility. More than 90% of the CO2 emissions will be captured and stored (Carbon Capture and Storage).
The planned clean ammonia plant will be based on autothermal reforming technology (ATR) which allows for a nearly CO2-free syngas production from natural gas with the help of pure oxygen. Ammonia is produced in a second step, and the CO2 from this combined reforming is captured and stored. This reduces emissions to a minimum.
Of the 130 ammonia plants worldwide, thyssenkrupp has built some of the largest plants, frequently setting new industry standards such as the uhde® dual pressure technology. Besides the fertilizer industry, thyssenkrupp Uhde is also targeting the clean energy market with its clean ammonia technologies and is also completing the value chain by offering ammonia storage and ammonia cracking solutions being relevant for the transition towards clean energy.