Ohmium International has signed an agreement to provide 343 megawatts of green hydrogen electrolysers to Tarafert, the developer of large-scale urea fertiliser and green ammonia production facility in Mexico.
Electrolyser delivery will happen over three tranches, with the first 69 megawatts to be delivered in 2025 on schedule for Tarafert’s project completion. The green hydrogen from the project will enable the production of up to 200,000 metric tonnes per year of green ammonia.
Ohmium manufactures standardised interlocking modular Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers that produce pressurised high-purity hydrogen. Individual electrolysers can be stacked to significantly reduce installation and maintenance costs while enabling unlimited configurations of deployment sizes.
Ohmium’s proprietary electrolyser stack technology can sustain a differential pressure across the membrane without compromise, which enhances cost-effective operation.
Ammonia shortages this year have shown the importance of countries developing their own production that doesn’t rely on fossil fuels.
Arne Ballantine, CEO of Ohmium International, said, “For too long, ammonia production has been an energy-intensive process that produced tonnes of greenhouse gas. Green hydrogen can reduce those carbon emissions to zero.”
Jean Perarnaud, CEO of Tarafert, commented, “Ohmium’s leading edge, cost-effective, modular PEM technology is the perfect choice for this project, it can scale rapidly and efficiently to support the production expansion in phases.”