As part of the 5.9 million € Green Platform strategy for ammonia to hydrogen conversion, Wartsila, Hoegh Lng, and Partners are set to get the funds to develop ammonia as a hydrogen carrier for the energy market. It will increase the availability of large-scale clean energy storage.
Wartsila, Norway-based Hoegh Lng, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), University of South-East Norway, Sustainable Energy, and BASF SE have received €5.9 million from the Norwegian government. The amount also happens to be half of the entire budget for a joint project.
As mentioned earlier Hydrogen is becoming one of the more important fuels and is becoming important for the future by helping us move away from fossil fuels. However, issues like low volumetric energy density and the potential for substantial vaporization losses make the storage and transportation of hydrogen difficult.
On the other hand, Ammonia is superior to Hydrogen in this aspect and can also be stored in liquid form at moderate pressures and temperatures.
For this reason, 5.9 million € Green Platform strategy for ammonia to hydrogen conversion is executed. The aim here is to enable the conversion of ammonia back to hydrogen at the receiving location.
Walter Reggente who is the vice president of Wärtsilä Gas Solutions said, “This important project is a natural extension of the investments and efforts made by Wärtsilä to accelerate the use of decarbonized energy.
Hydrogen will play a considerable role in future renewable fuel consumption, and there is a clear need for the development of ammonia as a storage and transportation carrier for hydrogen.
We are grateful to the Norwegian government for its support and funding, and we appreciate the co-operation of Höegh LNG and our other partners in making this project possible.”
Erik Nyheim, the chief executive of Hoeng LNG said, “As a world leading provider of fast-track floating LNG terminals, we are well-positioned to support the transition to clean, carbon-free energy. New and innovative solutions will need to be developed and we look forward to working together to ensure we remain at the forefront of the energy transition.”