Topsoe and First Ammonia announced that they have entered into a capacity reservation agreement to kickstart the global market for green ammonia.
Topsoe’s solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC) will be installed in First Ammonia’s green ammonia plants around the world in the coming years.
The agreement provides for an initial purchase of 500MW of SOEC units and is expandable to up to 5GW over the lifetime of the agreement. Topsoe’s SOEC manufacturing plant is to be built in Herning, Denmark, and has recently received FID from the board.
At 5GW, this would be the largest ever electrolyzer reservation of any type. The production of 5 million metric tons of green ammonia produced per year would eliminate 13 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of taking 9 million petrol-fueled cars off the road.
First Ammonia has been developing sites around the globe, with the first installation of 500 MW of capacity to be installed at locations in Northern Germany and Southwestern United States. These projects will be the world’s first commercial-scale, green ammonia production facilities, with operation planned for 2025. First Ammonia will operate all its plants dynamically to support existing renewable power markets.
Joel Moser, CEO of First Ammonia, said, “With their cutting edge SOEC electrolyzers and industry-leading ammonia synthesis, we will develop facilities around the world to produce millions of tons of green ammonia from water and air.”
Roeland Baan, CEO of Topsoe, added, “We need to accelerate the development and industrialization of sustainable solutions while also increasing energy independence, which is why we are delighted to partner with First Ammonia on the global development of its green ammonia facilities.”
Sundus Cordelia Ramli, CCO at Topsoe, said, “Topsoe is delighted to be working with the First Ammonia on these large-scale, commercial green ammonia plants.”