• Topsoe selected by World Energy GH2 to supply Ammonia Loop for Canada’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

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      Greg Kelsall

Topsoe has signed an agreement with World Energy GH2, to provide their dynamic ammonia loop technology for Canada’s largest, and one of the world’s first-to-market, renewable hydrogen projects. Located in the Bay St. George region of Newfoundland and Labrador, Project Nujio’qonik was announced by World Energy GH2 in spring 2022 with an intended investment of USD $12 billion to produce renewable hydrogen to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors globally including steel, aviation and shipping. It is a consortium of Canadian and international partners focused on developing a cost-effective, wind energy to green hydrogen/ammonia production facility.  The project aims to be Canada’s first commercial green hydrogen/ammonia producer created from over 3 GWs of wind energy in what is described as one of the world’s best wind resource regions.

World Energy GH2 will supply 250 ktH2/y  to global markets at the completion of its renewable hydrogen project which is expected to begin producing hydrogen in 2025. Topsoe’s ammonia loop technology will be used to generate up to 1,650 tonnes per day of renewable ammonia on the site.

Although not stated in the article, the ammonia loop technology is presumably based on Topsoe’s. 

SOEC high-temperature electrolysis technology with patented technologies from the DynAmmo™ ammonia-production process. According to Topsoe, renewable hydrogen and ammonia are under the Power-to-X umbrella, providing a full-spectrum solution for comprehensive front- and back-end industrial success.

John Risley, Chairman of World Energy GH2, said: “Project Nujio’qonik is one of Canada’s first-to-market projects to produce hydrogen and ammonia at scale using renewable wind energy, and is a key cornerstone of the country’s agreement with Germany to stimulate hydrogen production by 2025. Following a rigorous analysis, we are pleased to have selected Topsoe’s proven technology for our project. Project Nujio’qonik will be instrumental in ensuring Newfoundland and Labrador takes its place as a preeminent global leader in the fight against climate change and becomes a catalyst for the development of other renewable hydrogen projects across Canada and across the world.”

Henrik Rasmussen, Managing Director, the Americas, Topsoe, said: “We are very pleased to support World Energy GH2 in one of the world’s first-to-market renewable hydrogen and ammonia production projects, highlighting our commitment to lead the development of the renewable hydrogen industry. The agreement is testament to the quality and depth of Topsoe’s ammonia production expertise and a huge sign of confidence in our world leading technology. We look forward to working with World Energy GH2 to deliver on its targets for production in 2025.”