Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Ohmium to provide green hydrogen to Tarafert for ammonia production

Ohmium International, Inc., a green hydrogen company, has signed an agreement to provide 343 megawatts of green hydrogen electrolyzers to Tarafert, the developer of large-scale urea fertilizer and green ammonia production facility in Mexico.

Under the agreement, Ohmium will deliver electrolyzers over three tranches, with the first 69 megawatts to be delivered in 2025 on schedule for Tarafert’s project completion. The green hydrogen produced with solar power will enable the production of up to 200,000 metric tonnes of green ammonia per year.

According to Arne Ballantine, CEO of Ohmium International, ammonia production has been an energy-intensive process that produced tonnes of greenhouse gas. Green hydrogen can reduce those carbon emissions to zero.

“Utilizing green hydrogen to produce ammonia is a major advantage for our project. Green Hydrogen means our ammonia will no longer be subject to the volatile price spikes and pollution inherent in fossil fuel use,” said Jean Perarnaud, CEO of Tarafert. “Ohmium’s leading edge, cost-effective, modular PEM technology is the perfect choice for this project; it can scale rapidly and efficiently to support the production expansion in phases.”

Ohmium manufactures standardized interlocking modular Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers that produce pressurized high-purity hydrogen. Individual electrolyzers can be stacked to significantly reduce installation and maintenance costs while enabling unlimited configurations of deployment sizes. Its proprietary electrolyzer stack technology can sustain differential pressure across the membrane without compromise, which enhances cost-effective operation.

In July, Ohmium entered into an agreement with Spanish energy company Cepsa to develop highly efficient green hydrogen projects in the Iberian Peninsula. The companies will collaborate to develop and build initially small-scale projects aiming to develop a green hydrogen platform using Ohmium’s advanced modular PEM electrolyzers, with the possibility of providing Cepsa up to 300 MW of installed hydrogen production capacity.

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