Tallgrass and Equinor have announced a collaborative effort to pursue opportunities to develop large-scale, low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia projects in North America.
The partners will assess the production and market potential for hydrogen and ammonia and associated distribution infrastructure to help facilitate broad decarbonization.
Under the MoU, Tallgrass and Equinor have agreed to initial co-development activities, including the joint funding of a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study.
The study will be focused on large-scale hydrogen production, incorporating the capture of a minimum of 95% of the CO2 for permanent sequestration, coupled with ammonia for efficient transportation and storage. As part of the study, Tallgrass and Equinor evaluate multiple regional energy centres across the US.
Equinor and Tallgrass share a similar commitment and will work together towards advancing the integration of low- or zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia into regional clean energy clusters while taking a holistic approach to full value-chain emissions and resource conservation.
Grete Tveit, senior VP in Equinor, said, “The joint initiative with Tallgrass to launch plans for a large-scale clean ammonia value chain in the US is fully in line with the roadmap of making Equinor carbon neutral by 2050.”
Dustin Bashford, Tallgrass’ Segment President, said, “At Tallgrass, we are equally focused on innovative solutions that propel investment in decarbonization and renewables and advance solutions that can rapidly expand North America’s clean energy supply chain.”