Europe’s first large-scale blue ammonia facility moves forward


Energy companies Equinor, Horisont Energy, and Vår Energy are to collaborate on Europe’s first large-scale blue ammonia production facility, Barents Blue, located in Northern Norway.

Used widely in the global fertiliser industry as well as being an efficient hydrogen carrier, ammonia is an ideal fuel for decarbonising the maritime sector.

Over 99% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from the facility will be captured and stored in the offshore Polaris reserve below the seabed offshore Finnmark.

Calling the agreement a ‘major step forward’ for Barents Blue, Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen, CEO, Horisont Energy, said that the plant is planned to consist of three process trains.

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