September 14 (Renewables Now) - Danish catalysis and process technology specialist Topsoe A/S and New York City-based green ammonia early-mover First Ammonia have entered into a capacity reservation agreement for up to 5 GW of solid oxide electrolyser cells (SOEC).
The partners said in a statement that the new deal includes initial purchase of 500 MW of SOEC units that will be used for green ammonia production at sites in Northern Germany and the Southwestern US. Operation is planned for 2025.
Topsoe noted that “this is shaping up to be the largest agreement in the world, to date, for any type of electrolyser.” It added that the annual production of 5 million tonnes of green ammonia would eliminate 13 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
The Danish company is getting ready to build a SOEC factory in Herning and just recently announced the final investment decision (FID) for that project.