Topsoe, Skovgaard Energy, and Vestas have officially started construction of the demonstration plant in Lemvig, Denmark, that will produce green ammonia based on renewable power and electrolysis of water.
The project will demonstrate how renewable power can be coupled directly to the ammonia plant while taking the fluctuations in power production into account and, at the same time, making it a cost-effective way of producing green ammonia.
The plant is expected to be operational by 2023, which makes it the world’s first green ammonia plant of its kind.
The partnership has received 81 million DKK (€ 11 million) in funding from the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP).
Topsoe, a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies, and its projects partners Skovgaard Energy and Vestas, today mark the start of construction of the green ammonia plant in Lemvig, Denmark.
The plant will be the world’s first so-called dynamic green ammonia plant. The dynamic approach entails that the clean power from wind turbines and solar panels will be connected directly to the ammonia plant to improve the cost-effectiveness.
The partners will collaborate closely to design the green ammonia plant’s dynamic technology to secure optimal production and adapt to the inherent fluctuations in power output from wind turbines and solar panels. This will be secured by integrating wind, solar, and electrolysis with an ammonia synthesis loop. In addition, renewable energy generation will be connected directly to the national grid so surplus power can be sold to the grid.
Kim Grøn Knudsen, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Topsoe, said, “The plant will serve as a prime example of how we can replace fossil-based fuels and fertilizer by carbon-neutral alternatives via electrolysis.”
Pat A Han, Technical Director, Skovgaard Energy, said, “Northwest Jutland holds an immense potential for the technologies that we aspire to demonstrate in the REDDAP project, and today’s event is a big step towards unfolding that potential.”
Ole Kiil Nielsen, Head of Power-to-X Solutions at Vestas, “Vestas is uniquely positioned together with our partners to integrate and optimize renewable energy with other technologies to develop Power-to-X cost-effectively and at scale.”
Erik Flyvholm, Mayor in Lemvig, said, “We have a very good working relationship with the partners – Topsoe, Skovgaard Energy, and Vestas – and I look forward to follow the progress of the construction of the plant and not least the realization of this exciting project.“