Equinor and Tallgrass jointly pursue hydrogen and ammonia projects in North America

Norwegian energy giant Equinor and the US energy infrastructure company Tallgrass are exploring opportunities for the development of large-scale low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia projects in North America.

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The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to assess the production and market potential for hydrogen and ammonia and associated distribution infrastructure to help facilitate board decarbonisation.

Initial co-development activities include the joint funding of a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study.

The study will be focused on large-scale hydrogen production, incorporating the capture of a minimum of 95% of the CO2 for permanent sequestration, coupled with ammonia for efficient transportation and storage. As part of the study, Tallgrass and Equinor are evaluating multiple regional energy centres across the US.

The companies plan to work together towards advancing the integration of low- or zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia into regional clean energy clusters while taking a holistic approach to full value-chain emissions and resource conservation.

“The joint initiative with Tallgrass to launch plans for a large-scale clean ammonia value chain in the US is fully in line with the roadmap of making Equinor carbon neutral by 2050. It builds on complementary experience in both companies and the common aspiration to take a leading role in the global energy transition”, says Grete Tveit, senior vice president for Low Carbon Solutions in Equinor.

“We are pleased to announce these significant initiatives with Equinor and are excited to continue our investments in the next generation of decarbonisation infrastructure”, adds Dustin Bashford, Tallgrass’ Segment President.

“The magnitude of annual emissions reductions from our potential regional energy centres equates to eliminating the CO2 emissions of over one-third of the total automobiles on the road in states as populous as Colorado, Arizona, and Massachusetts. It is this type of meaningful decarbonisation that we are committed to rapidly advancing.”

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