Supercritical, partners secure UK govt funds for green ammonia project

The Whitelee wind farm. Image by: ScottishPower Renewables (www.scottishpowerrenewables.com).

May 20 (Renewables Now) - A green ammonia project led by London-based electrolyser developer Supercritical Solutions Ltd has secured close to GBP 147,000 (USD 174,600/EUR 165,100) in government funding in the UK’s Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 competition.

Supercritical partnered with chemical engineering company Proton Ventures and electric utility ScottishPower, part of Spanish group Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE), to deliver green hydrogen without the need for gas compressors.

Their GreeNH3 project will rely on Supercritical’s proprietary high-pressure electrolyser, which using heat and pressure, allows gases to be delivered at over 200 bar pressure. According to Iberdrola, Supercritical’s electrolyser would help save up to 20% energy to the produce the same amount of hydrogen.

The electrolyser would be used with Proton Ventures’ ammonia NFUEL module where the green hydrogen is combined with nitrogen from the air to produce ammonia.

ScottishPower will operate the pilot power-to-ammonia facility and supply renewable electricity for the process. This facility will be located at one of the green hydrogen sites that ScottishPower is developing in the UK. The utility is also exploring export opportunities to ship hydrogen and ammonia from the UK to countries such as Germany via the Scot2Ger scheme, Supercritical said.

(GBP 1.0 = USD 1.247/EUR 1.179)

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