Amogy Inc and Trafigura agreed to study the use of ammonia as a carrier to transport clean hydrogen from the point of production to the point of consumption.
The findings of this joint research on ammonia cracking will help support industry-wide efforts to decarbonize transport and heavy industrial processes and lower carbon emissions to meet global climate goals.
Trafigura is looking at future low-carbon energy sources, including technologies that can enable the high-volume transportation of zero-emission fuels. Amogy’s ammonia-to-power platform features the company’s proprietary cracking technology that converts ammonia back into hydrogen. Following successful demonstrations, Amogy is now scaling up its technology for use in larger applications and pursuing strategic partnerships to support global decarbonization efforts.
Amogy and Trafigura will initiate a joint research effort tasked with identifying and assessing scenarios in which ammonia cracking technology can be deployed to support the growing hydrogen market, starting with Europe, which is targeting 20 million tonnes of hydrogen consumption by 2030. Using economic models and energy demand forecasts, the two companies will determine the viability and cost-effectiveness of industrial-scale ammonia crackers.
Seonghoon Woo, Chief Executive and Co-Founder at Amogy, said, “Our partnership with Trafigura opens up tremendous opportunities for the Amogy team to better understand and explore our platform’s potential benefits at scale.”
Margaux Moore, Head of Energy Transition Research at Trafigura, said, “We believe ammonia cracking will be a key enabling technology for the large scale uptake of clean hydrogen.”