Decreasing the carbon footprint of conventional ammonia production in North America is a hot topic. This is in part due to the availability of tax credits for carbon capture, and additional subsidies for low carbon hydrogen are being discussed in Washington DC. As interest grows, it is important to look back at existing technologies & projects, as well as novel developments.
In this webinar, we explore some of the existing low-carbon, fossil-based ammonia plants in North America. Nutrien has extensive operational experience producing low-carbon, fossil-based hydrogen, particularly from ethane cracking. Furthermore, Nutrien utilizes the produced carbon dioxide (CCU) from some of its ammonia production plants for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Fossil-based ammonia with a decreased carbon footprint is frequently termed ‘blue’ ammonia in discussions. But, not all fossil-based ammonia with decreased carbon footprint is the same. Objective criteria are required to compare the carbon footprint and other sustainability criteria, and this can be done with a rigorous Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology.
To explore these ideas, Blake Adair (Manager Projects, Innovation and Product Development, Nutrien) & Dr. Amgad Elgowainy (Senior Scientist and Group Manager, Argonne National Laboratory) will be joined in conversation by AEA Technology Manager Kevin Rouwenhorst. Join us on Tuesday 24 May, 2 PM EDT for a fascinating discussion, and be sure to submit your questions for the speakers when registering.