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Topsoe's ammonia technology selected for CIP's U.S. blue ammonia project

  • Topsoe’s ammonia technology will enable Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) – through its CI Energy Transition Fund - and Sustainable Fuels Group (SFG) to produce blue ammonia from a planned facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast, expected to be operational in 2027
  • The facility will use Topsoe’s SynCOR™ technology, capture and sequestration of the CO2 from the production, resulting in 90% (well-to-gate) emissions reduction compared to traditional ammonia production, abating 5.0 million metric tons of CO2 emissions per year
  • The project has commenced front-end engineering and will consist of two trains, each with a capacity of 4,000 metric tons per day of ammonia production

Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, and CIP, the world’s largest fund manager within greenfield renewable energy investments, have signed an agreement under which Topsoe will deliver its leading SynCOR™ technology to produce blue ammonia at the facility to be built on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director, The Americas, Topsoe, said: “Supporting CIP, which is one of the world’s largest renewable energy investment funds, and SFG is obviously very exciting for us. This great project will result in blue ammonia that can be used for low-carbon fuels and chemicals to help meet global net zero targets.”

Søren Toftgaard, Partner in Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, said: “We are developing a global portfolio of clean hydrogen and hydrogen-related products, such as clean ammonia. Blue ammonia is considered an important part of a successful energy transition, which can potentially help fill the ammonia shortage in Europe as well as being a steppingstone to the successful implementation of green projects, and we are excited to bring this project to the Gulf Coast region.”

Ramesh Raman, CEO of Sustainable Fuels Group, said: “We selected Topsoe after a review of its superior technology. Topsoe’s SynCOR™ technology is a critical component in a plant design that will allow us to produce blue ammonia with 99% capture of the plant’s CO2 production and an industry-low well-to-gate CO2e footprint that is 90% below conventional grey ammonia. We look forward to serving traditional ammonia and fertilizer customers seeking to decarbonize their products as well as supporting a new industry of using blue and green ammonia as ultra-low-carbon liquid fuels and as an efficient medium to transport and deliver clean hydrogen.”

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