Terrestrial Energy announced today that it signed an agreement with KBR to investigate the application of zero-emission thermal energy for hydrogen and ammonia production.
Through the collaboration, KBR’s market-leading energy advisory services team and Terrestrial Energy will analyze the integration of Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear cogeneration technology for use in green ammonia and hydrogen production. KBR’s program management and integrator solutions teams will further support the development of commercial frameworks for future deployment and routes to market for ammonia production technology with IMSR cogeneration.
Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR plant is a cogeneration facility that supplies zero-emissions thermal energy at high temperature for direct use in industrial processes and for high-efficiency on-site electric power generation. The plant uses the company’s IMSR technology, a Generation IV fission technology, which drives the plant’s 585C thermal energy supply, a heating quality essential for broad industrial use, including green hydrogen and ammonia production.
“It represents a gateway industrial relationship to the production of affordable and zero-emissions ammonia. Its success will deliver a major global decarbonization objective to a hard-to-abate industrial sector and drive affordable food supply,” said Simon Irish, CEO of Terrestrial Energy.
“This agreement with Terrestrial Energy will leverage KBR’s growing capabilities and aligns with our mission to develop new technologies and deliver solutions that help customers accomplish their most critical business objectives with sustainability at the core,” said Andrew Barrie, President of KBR’s Government Solutions EMEA business.