Linde Engineering will develop a 24MW green hydrogen plant in Norway for chemicals company Yara as it makes its first step towards the decarbonisation of the ammonia industry.

To be located at the Heroya Industry Park, the site will be capable of producing approximately 10,000kg of hydrogen daily with proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology supplied from UK-based ITM Power.

Green hydrogen from the site will be used to partially replace grey hydrogen that is currently used at Yara’s ammonia plant.

Hydrogen from the plant will be enough to create 20,500 tonnes of ammonia annually, which can be converted to between 60,000 and 80,000 tonnes of green fertilizer.

John van der Velden, Senior Vice-President of Global Sales and Technology at Linde Engineering, said, “This project showcases Linde Engineering’s market leadership in electrolysis projects.”

“Given the growing demand from the fertilizer industry for green hydrogen, this plant is a step towards further upscaling and increasing the size of these projects worldwide.”

Magnus Ankarstrand, President of Yara Clean Ammonia, added, “The project ais to supply the first green ammonia products to the market as early as mid-2023, both as fossil free fertilizers, as well as emission free fuel for ships.”

“Green ammonia is the key to reducing emissions from world food production and long-distance shipping. With this project, we move from intention to actions together with Line Engineering and local contractors.”

The plans have been marked as Yara’s first step towards the decarbonisation of the ammonia industry.