Spanish Ramp of
Green Ammonia and Hydrogen, 800 mega watt capability.
Puertollano plant for green hydrogen October 1, 2021
Puertollano ammonia production plant, which is being prepared for
solar-to-ammonia production. Source: LanzaDigital.
In the coming
weeks new piping infrastructure will be built to connect Fertiberia’s
Puertollano ammonia production plant and 20 MW of on-site (but
plans for green ammonia production at the plant were first announced in
October 2020, and took another step forward in June after contracts
were awarded for
electrical works. This latest
language) is part of Fertiberia’s every-four-years shutdown of plant
production for maintenance and improvement works. In an interview with
local Spanish press, Fertiberia Group Director José Antonio Cabello
indicated there will be a role for hydrogen power generation, along
with it acting as a feedstock for green ammonia:
We are facing a
technical challenge of the first magnitude. Iberdrola – through its
electrolysers powered by solar plants – will provide us with the green
hydrogen that should allow us to manufacture green ammonia…This forces
us to develop internal innovations within the ammonia plant, since we
will have to adapt our operations to the intermittent production curve
In our case
there is an additional complexity: for most industrial companies green
hydrogen is an energy flow, but for us it is 70% a raw material and
30% an energy flow. Given that we will be pioneers, we will contribute
from Puertollano an experience of great value to the whole of the
Spanish industrial sector, which to a greater or lesser extent is
studying the applications of green hydrogen and which will require the
study of success cases to undertake its different projects.
Cabello, Fertiberia Group Director interviewed in Fertiberia
Puertollano instala en su parada programada el sistema de tuberías
para recibir el hidrógeno verde desde Iberdrola, LanzaDigital,
22 September 2021
800 MW electrolysers across two production sites
Fertiberia and Iberdrola’s portfolio of solar-to-ammonia projects will
total 800 MW of electrolsyer capacity by 2027. In a recent
our virtual Australia conference, Robert Ludecke from Iberdrola
Australia added some more details and gave us a first look at what the
Puertollano site will look like:
at our recent Australia conference.
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