Why Green Ammonia?
Ammonia is one of the most produced and used chemical compounds in the world. Eighty percent of ammonia production is destined for the fertilizer industry and the remainder for the textile, refrigeration, pharmaceutical, domestic and industrial cleaning and other industries.
Currently, ammonia (NH3) is produced by the industrial process Haber-Bosch, which promotes the chemical reaction of the hydrogen with the nitrogen to produce ammonia. Most of the hydrogen used in the production of ammonia is extracted from natural gas, a fossil fuel. The ammonia industry is now the third most polluting industry, responsible for around 2% of the world’s fossil energy demand and associated emissions.
Green ammonia is nothing more than ammonia produced using renewable energy with zero carbon emissions. In addition to the potential to reduce emissions from the fertilizer industry and other industries, green ammonia is designed to be used as green energy and fuel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the steel, maritime, refinery, methanol and other industries.