The Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has awarded DKK 81 million (€ 11 million) to the Reddap (REnewable Distributed & Dynamic Ammonia Plant) project in Western Jutland, Denmark.
The green ammonia project will be built by three partners Skovgaard Invest, Vestas, and Haldor Topsoe. The aim is to build a 10 MW green ammonia plant, where local wind and solar power generation will be powering electrolysis unit. The plant is expected to be operational by 2023, making it the world’s first green ammonia plant of its kind.
The plant is expected to produce around 5,000 tonnes/year of green ammonia from renewable power, which would save 8,200 tonnes/year of CO2. A 12 MW power will be supplied to the project from six existing V80-2.0 MW Vestas wind turbines and 50 MW new solar panels.
Topsoe will design the plant’s dynamic ammonia technology which will interface to a green hydrogen solution developed by Vestas, integrating electrolysis with wind and solar control system. The surplus renewable power would be supplied to the national grid. Skovgaard Invest will help build the power-to-X project planning and help in the operations of a fully dynamic ammonia plant.
Kim Gron Knudsen, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Topsoe, said, “The green ammonia plant is a prime example of how renewable electricity can be converted to sustainable fuels via electrolysis.”
Bjarke Mollerup Bitsch, Business Development at Skovgaard Invest, said, “We believe that crucial know-how can be drawn from the demonstration project, which will then feed into future industrial-scale projects.”
Ole Kiil Nielsen, VP and Head of Power-To-X Solutions at Vestas, said, “The project demonstrates an integrated power-to-X use case with significant demand potential.”