Nordic developers plan onshore wind-to-green ammonia project

St1 Nordic and Horisont Energi sign agreement to use output from Norwegian wind farms to produce green ammonia

An artist's impression of what the green ammonia project might look like (pic credit: Tek3d)
An artist's impression of what the green ammonia project might look like (pic credit: Tek3d)

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Finnish clean energy company St1 Nordic is teaming up with Norwegian counterpart Horisont Energi to explore the potential for green ammonia production in the northernmost part of Norway.

They have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop the green ammonia project in Troms og Finnmark.

The partners aim to use output from wind farms St1 Nordic is developing in northern Norway to produce green ammonia for the transport and industrial sectors. Green ammonia can be made by using renewable energy output to power an electrolyser and then adding nitrogen to the green hydrogen produced. 

Horisont Energi and St1 Nordic will carry out feasibility studies for the project, including using “several new and alternative technologies for green ammonia production”, they stated. They have not explained what these technologies are.

St1 Nordic has already submitted a permit application for its 800MW Davvi Davvi (800MW) OnshoreLebesby and Tana, Finnmark, Northern Norway, Norway, Europe Click to see full details wind farm in Troms og Finnmark, and is also developing other unspecified projects there.

Horisont Energi CEO Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen said: “Green hydrogen converted to ammonia unleashes the potential of renewables, ensures energy system efficiency and enables a carbon-neutral source of fuel and heat for our homes, transport, and industry, thereby making it instrumental in meeting the EU’s climate objectives.”

Horisont Energi is also planning to use natural gas from the Barents Sea to produce blue ammonia. It believes its Barents Blue project could produce 3,000 tonnes of ammonia a day once operational in 2025.

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