Aquamarine to use Haldor Topsoe electrolysis technology
AQM Capital LLC (Aquamarine) has agreed to use Haldor Topsoe electrolysis technology in its proposed green hydrogen and green ammonia facility, H2Bulletin reports.
Aquamarine plans to develop a green ammonia plant in northern Germany using energy from the already operating offshore wind farms. In the first stage, Aquamarine will employ Topsoe’s Solid oxide electrolyser cells (SOEC) technology to make green hydrogen from a 100 MW electrolysis plant using renewable energy.
The green hydrogen will be then converted to green ammonia using Topsoe technology. The ammonia plant’s production capacity is planned to be around 300 tonnes/day, intended to be supplied to the shipping industry. The facility is expected to be commissioned in 2024.
Topsoe’s high-temperature electrolysis SOEC technology offers up to 30% extra green hydrogen output than standard technology such as PEM and alkaline electrolysis.
Topsoe is also engaged with the Helios project at NEOM, Saudi Arabia, delivering the world’s largest ammonia loop. Amy Hebert, Chief Commercial Officer, Topsoe, said, “This project is innovative in both its use of cutting-edge technology and its scale and will lead the way.”
Joel Moser, Founder and CEO of Aquamarine, said, “We expect to be soon announcing other partners who will be joining the effort as we move forward to build HydrGEN into a global green hydrogen products leader.”
Aquamarine Investment Partners is an energy investment company, and through its company HydrGEN, it plans to build several energy fuel plants, including ammonia, jet fuels and diesel, using green hydrogen.