Linde Engineering to explore new ammonia cracking technology with Saudi Aramco


The engineering arm of industrial gas giant Linde will work alongside energy and chemicals specialist Saudi Aramco to jointly develop a new ammonia cracking technology.

Having signed an agreement yesterday (March 15th), the partners plan to build a demonstration plant in northern Germany to showcase a new ammonia cracking catalyst, jointly developed by Aramco and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

The technology will be offered by Linde Engineering to ‘current and new customers’ with the intent to create new commercial opportunities within the global lower carbon energy supply chain.

By helping to develop the emerging lower carbon ammonia business, the agreement may help bridge the gap between a country’s domestic renewable energy production capacity and total energy demand.

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