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October 31, 2023

Announced yesterday at the US – German Hydrogen Conference in Berlin, Uniper and First Ammonia are working together to deliver green ammonia to Uniper as part of a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for ammonia consumers. Each 100MW module will initially produce up to 100,000MTPA of green ammonia. This is the equivalent to 180,000-240,000MT of CO₂ avoided per annum when compared to grey ammonia. This zero-carbon ammonia will help Uniper accelerate the energy transition for its customers, Germany, and the wider European market. The plant deploys a unique Power to Ammonia concept based on the integration of the high temperature solid oxide electrolyzer cell (SOEC) with the exothermic ammonia synthesis process. 

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May 1, 2023

First Ammonia CEO, Joel H. Moser was one of the speakers at the ground-breaking ceremony for Topsoe’s SOEC manufacturing facility.

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March 14, 2023

More than ever, investing in renewables and renewable hydrogen is a strategic choice for a stronger Europe. Yet the cost of renewable hydrogen remains a challenge to its uptake. How will the European Hydrogen Bank help make renewable hydrogen bankable? What role should the bank take in Europe’s response to the United States’ Inflation Reduction Act? How should it help Europe stay leader in one of the key clean technologies of the 21st century?

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December 16, 2022

The Victoria County Navigation District is in discussions with First Ammonia for a potential green technology project at the Port. First Ammonia is considering a lease with a 50-year option on 115 acres at the Port’s newly founded Texas Logistics Center. They would be the center’s first customer to capitalize on the Port’s recent infrastructure investments. If the contract comes to fruition, First Ammonia would be investing an initial 275 million dollars in infrastructure, with the possibility of a complete buildout totaling one billion dollars.

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December 9, 2022

The United States Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) contains a $369 billion Energy Security and Climate Change package of subsidies and tax credits to incentivize consumers and producers to buy, invest and build green technologies in the US, consequently impacting the EU as a key place to invest. There are still companies planning to invest in green technologies within the EU, such as First Ammonia, who is developing the first modular, commercial-scale plants to produce green ammonia using breakthrough solid oxide electrolyser cells (SOEC), which are 30% more efficient than conventional electrolysers. First Ammonia recently signed the world’s largest electrolyser launch company agreement with Topsoe worth 5 GW, and alongside its activities in the US is planning to build its two large-scale (several hundred MWs) renewable ammonia plants in Germany.

As the US IRA enters into force soon, Mr Joel Moser (CEO of First Ammonia) and Mr Hunter Johnston (Partner at Steptoe) will discuss some of the key elements and the implications of the IRA on the EU economy, and assess potential actions the EU can take to stay a key location for green hydrogen-based investments.

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November 21, 2022

The intermittency of wind and solar is an obstacle for many. See how First Ammonia CEO, Joel Moser, is taking on that challenge and more in a full interview with BNamericas.

November 21, 2022

October 25, 2022

Joel H. Moser, Chief Executive Officer at First Ammonia, discusses First Ammonia’s take on circular economies, on gasworld’s, Sustainability and Circular Economies, webinar. Never before has sustainability and decarbonisation been such a hotbed of activity, and an imperative area of focus, for the gases industry. But what does it mean for the industry, and where are the growth opportunities? How can the industry – from gas producers and suppliers through to equipment innovators – realise these opportunities both in the here and now and tomorrow, as part of its long-term future? We dive deeper into the circular economies driving the industry forward and better understand not just the natural growth hotspots for the gases industry, but how these can also interconnect with current hot topic supply chains such as the CO2 business and the technologies this industry already pioneers (think gasification, oxygen and nitrogen production).

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September 14, 2022

Topsoe and First Ammonia signed a 5GW launch company agreement for the reservation of first-of-a-kind, industrial-scale, solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC) to produce green ammonia, a fuel for transportation, power storage and generation, and fertilizer.

This is shaping up to be the largest agreement in the world, to date, for any type of electrolyzer and will displace almost 5 BCM of natural gas and eliminate 13 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

The first 500 MW of capacity will be installed in the world’s first commercial-scale green ammonia plants at sites in Northern Germany and Southwestern United States.

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March 18, 2021

Aquamarine is developing a large-scale green ammonia facility to be constructed in multiple stages. In the first stage of the project, the proposed facility will use Topsoe’s proprietary solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC) to produce green hydrogen from 100 megawatt of renewable electricity. The hydrogen will be further processed into 300 ton/day of green ammonia, also using Topsoe technology. The produced ammonia can be used as a green marine fuel or as fertilizer.

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