Abu Dhabi to Build $1 Billion Green Hydrogen as well as Ammonia Plant

May 27, 2021 07:15 AM ET
  • Abu Dhabi said a private company will certainly spend greater than $1 billion to develop a solar-powered hydrogen as well as ammonia plant, as financiers and also governments in the Middle East step up efforts to create emissions-free energy.

The facility will be located at the Khalifa Industrial Zone as well as developed by Helios Sector, according to state-run Abu Dhabi Ports Co. The project will originally include 100 megawatts of solar capacity, rising to 800 megawatts in the future, Abu Dhabi Ports claimed in a declaration. The hydrogen that's created will certainly be converted into ammonia for export.

At height capacity, the plant will certainly generate 40,000 lots a year of green hydrogen, which will be utilized to make 200,000 tons of ammonia.

Dubai, Oman and also Saudi Arabia have actually additionally announced strategies to make environment-friendly hydrogen. The fuel is produced when renewable energy is utilized to split water atoms, in a process that leads to no carbon discharges.

Hydrogen, which discharges only water vapor when melted, is viewed as important for the button from oil and also gas to cleaner gas. The technology to make it is still costly, however, and it's expected to remain a tiny market for a minimum of the next numerous years.

Abu Dhabi's state oil company, known as Adnoc, announced a plan today to create what's called blue ammonia. That's created when natural gas is converted into hydrogen with the carbon-dioxide emissions being caught.