Multinational vitality firm RWE and inexperienced vitality developer Hyphen Hydrogen Power have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that might see RWE purchase as much as 300 000 t/y of inexperienced ammonia from Namibia from 2027.
Ammonia is among the most typical fundamental supplies within the chemical trade. Greater than 180-million tons a 12 months is produced globally and processed into fertilisers or utilized in chemical processes, moreover different purposes.
To make ammonia inexperienced, fossil vitality equivalent to pure gasoline is changed by electrical energy from renewable vitality sources throughout manufacturing. Ammonia has a number of benefits over hydrogen, which is used all through the molecular chain, making it simpler, extra environment friendly and cheaper to retailer and transport.
Hyphen was appointed the popular bidder by the Namibian authorities to develop the primary inexperienced hydrogen undertaking in that nation for export. By 2027, the undertaking is predicted to provide 1.7-million tons of inexperienced ammonia as a hydrogen by-product that’s significantly appropriate for transport by ship.
German renewable vitality undertaking developer Enertrag is a three way partnership companion of Hyphen.
“We’re delighted to achieve this settlement with RWE. This milestone underpins our bold targets to export inexperienced hydrogen globally from Namibia. By establishing robust connections with policymakers and offtakers throughout Europe, we’re working with the federal government of Namibia to develop the trade, which is able to spearhead Southern Africa’s function in attaining regional and world decarbonisation targets,” Hyphen CEO Marco Raffinetti stated.
RWE is dedicated to develop a globally diversified portfolio of long-term offtake agreements for inexperienced hydrogen and its derivatives, equivalent to ammonia.
On this context, RWE introduced in March its plan to construct a terminal for inexperienced ammonia in Brunsbüttel, Germany, by 2026. This terminal may function one port of vacation spot for Namibian ammonia.
“Inexperienced molecules are the one manner for a lot of industries in Germany to realize their local weather targets. In the long run, Germany’s demand for them should be met primarily via imports.
“That is why we’re wanting ahead to progressing the offtake discussions with Hyphen – to convey inexperienced ammonia from Namibia to Germany,” RWE provide and buying and selling chief business officer Ulf Kerstin stated.