Ammogen Consortium has announced that the foundations have been laid for its green ammonia to hydrogen demonstrator plant at Tyseley Energy Plant, Birmingham.
The project will help to drive forward hydrogen fuel supply chains in the UK and abroad and will reportedly deliver 200kg of transport-grade hydrogen to the refuelling station at the plant.
A £6.7 million project, funded by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), it is expected to be the world’s largest and most efficient ammonia-to-hydrogen conversion plant and will use cracking technology developed by H2SITE to separate ammonia into hydrogen and nitrogen.
Speaking about this construction milestone, Alex Goody, chief executive of consortium lead Gemserv said: “Hydrogen is a crucial energy vector in the mission to net zero and a major market challenge in the ability to transport hydrogen to where it’s needed. Ammonia could be that carrier to unlock green hydrogen and production globally. Gemserv is pleased to be working with our market-leading consortium partners and Government in this project and hopes to add to both the local community in Birmingham and our nation’s drive to net zero.”
James Graham, Divisional CEO for EQUANS UK & Ireland, said: “The laying of the foundations marks an important step as we move into the construction phase of this project. It is also symbolic as this innovative project is laying the foundations for the wider hydrogen economy and the path towards a Green Industrial Revolution. We look forward to continue working with our partners to deliver a truly revolutionary step in the path to net zero carbon.”
Project partners Gemserv, Equans, H2Site, Tyseley Energy Park, Yara and the University of Birmingham estimate that 97,000 jobs and £16 billion gross value added could be delivered through early investment in cracking technology.
Professor Martin Freer, director of the University of Birmingham’s Energy Institute said: “It has been a pleasure to celebrate this construction milestone today and we look forward to completing the commission of this world-leading facility later this year.”