Horisont Energi and Lhyfe to cooperate on green ammonia plants

Norwegian carbon tech company Horisont Energi and French renewable green hydrogen firm Lhyfe have entered a deal for the development of green ammonia plants in Europe fed by green hydrogen plants.

Horisont Energi and Lhyfe to cooperate on green ammonia plants
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The parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to use renewable green hydrogen produced by Lhyfe to provide Horison Energi’s ammonia plants in Europe.

They want to collaborate on the joint development of solutions to provide renewable green hydrogen to ammonia-producing plants in Norway and in Europe to supply the ammonia market as Norway has a very strong maritime sector. A first development project consisting of renewable hydrogen and green ammonia production plants could be located in the northern part of Europe. The two companies will also jointly search for strategic positions in renewable energy in Europe to identify new and existing project opportunities for industrial-scale green ammonia plants.

Horisont Energi has already entered into a cooperation agreement with Equinor and Vår Energi for the development of Barents Blue, Europe’s first large-scale production facility for blue ammonia in Northern Norway.

The company has also signed an MoU with the port of Rotterdam to set up a corridor for the transport of blue ammonia from Norway to Rotterdam.

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Horisont Energi intends to ship blue ammonia, produced in Northern Norway, from natural gas with carbon capture and storage, to the port of Rotterdam, where it will be received for further distribution.

Lhyfe already has 93 green H2 projects in development in Europe, a first industrial plant inaugurated in September 2021 and a first offshore plant demonstrator to be inaugurated in September 2022.

“This agreement will help us to jointly grow within green ammonia in Europe,” said Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen, CEO of Horisont Energi.

“This agreement with an innovative producer of clean ammonia in Norway gives us both the opportunity to develop projects to fuel the green hydrogen development in Norway, but also to look for joint development of projects to provide new green ammonia-producing plants in Europe,” said Björn Arvidsson from Lhyfe.