A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by ExxonMobil, Grieg Edge, North Ammonia, and GreenH will study the potential production and distribution of green hydrogen and ammonia for low-emission marine fuels at ExxonMobil’s Slagen terminal in Norway.
Study will explore the possibility of producing up to 20,000 metric tons of green hydrogen annually and distributing as much as 100,000 metric tons of green ammonia annually at the terminal, which is powered by hydroelectricity.
Dan Ammann, president of ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions said: “This study will explore the potential for ExxonMobil’s Slagen fuel terminal to help reduce emissions from Norway’s maritime sector and help achieve society’s net-zero ambitions.”
Its experience and expertise, as well as the opportunity to develop meaningful emissions reductions through global projects such as the Slagen terminal, help ExxonMobil advance meaningful emission reductions.
In order to review the feasibility for a green hydrogen and ammonia redistribution facility, Bergedge, GreenH, and North Ammonia will contribute their expertise in sustainable maritime transportation, hydrogen infrastructure, and green hydrogen and ammonia development.
By 2050, the International Energy Agency projects hydrogen will meet 10% of global energy needs; it is critical to achieving societal net-zero global emissions.
A low-carbon hydrogen production facility will be built at ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas petrochemical complex. The company is also looking at a potential facility at its Southampton Fawley complex in the United Kingdom.
ExxonMobil is exploring the possibility of using ammonia as a low-emission and high-efficiency energy carrier, especially to transport and store hydrogen over long distances.