BASF and Yara Clean Ammonia have partnered to conduct a joint study aimed at developing and constructing a large-scale low-carbon blue ammonia production facility in the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Blue ammonia is produced by combining nitrogen and “blue” hydrogen derived from natural gas feedstocks, while capturing and storing the resulting carbon dioxide by-product from hydrogen production. The companies are assessing the feasibility of a plant with a total capacity of 1.2 to 1.4 million tons per year, with the goal of capturing and permanently storing approximately 95 % of the CO2 emissions generated during the production process. The completion of the feasibility study is expected by the end of 2023.
BASF and Yara have a longstanding collaborative partnership and currently operate a joint world-scale ammonia plant at BASF’s site in Freeport, TX, USA.
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