KazMunayGas, Linde to build hydrogen and ammonia plant in Kazakhstan

KazMunayGas has already launched a pilot project in hydrogen mobility to increase its capabilities in the hydrogen industry.

KazMunayGas (Kazakh state energy firm) and Linde (the world’s leading industrial gas company) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop green hydrogen and ammonia production project in Kazakhstan.

Both parties have agreed to cooperate and jointly develop clean energy projects in Kazakhstan. In the first phase, the partners will explore the possibility of producing hydrogen and ammonia using natural gas or water electrolysis. Kazakhstan has a significant reserve of natural gas. The partners will conduct a feasibility study to implement a project to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia in Kazakhstan. KazMunayGas set an objective to work on decarbonisation projects and implement them systematically within its low carbon development program.

In mid-October, KazMunayGas, Atyrau Oil Refinery, Er Liquid Munai Tech Gas (Air Liquide division) agreed to develop the first hydrogen refuelling station for mobility and the supply of hydrogen to the LPG, which corresponds to the quality of the existing equipment of Er Likid Munai Tech Gas LLP at the refinery.

The project consists of two stages. The first stage envisages the installation of a mobile hydrogen filling station in Atyrau by the end of March 2022 and the purchase of hydrogen-powered buses and cars for the refinery. In the second phase, by the end of 2022, it is planned to complete a set of works with Er Liquid Munai Tech Gas LLP to provide the LPG with quality hydrogen and launch a stationary hydrogen filling station in Atyrau.

Currently, KazMunayGas is working on its development strategy for 2022-2031 and establishing a low-carbon development program. It intends to reduce CO2 emissions by 15% from 2019 to 2031, about 1.6 million tonnes of CO2.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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