Horisont Energi, Equinor and Vår Energi join for blue ammonia plant

Sep 09 2021

The companies have entered into a cooperation agreement for the development of Barents Blue, Europe's first large-scale production facility for blue ammonia.

The Barents Blue project is based on using natural gas to produce ammonia, a key industrial gas used globally in the fertilizer and chemical sector and a very efficient hydrogen carrier, making it one of the most promising fuels for decarbonisation of parts of the maritime sector.

The ammonia plant located in Finnmark in Northern Norway will have a production capacity of 3000 tons of ammonia per day once operational. During the production process in the Barents Blue ammonia plant, more than 99 percent of the CO2 in the process gas will be captured and permanently stored in the offshore Polaris reservoir below the seabed offshore Finnmark. The Polaris reservoir may have a storage capacity in excess of 100 million tons, which is equivalent to twice Norway’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.


The Barents Blue facility will produce 3000 tons of ammonia per day and 99% of the CO2 emissions will be stored offshore


"The Barents Blue ammonia plant is planned to consist of three process trains which may be developed simultaneously or sequentially including all required utilities for producing blue ammonia. Each train calls for a facility producing approximately 1 million tons of pure ammonia per year, potentially permanently storing 2 million tons of CO2 annually, making Barents Blue one of Norway's largest environmental projects," said Bjørgulf Haukelidsæter Eidesen, CEO of Horisont Energi.

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