The falling cost of solar is making green Ammonia an attractive fuel proposition..
Recently the Avada group has announced its investment plans of Rs 40,000 crore green ammonia manufacturing unit in Rajasthan. This is in line to the newly announced GOI green hydrogen policy of facilitating 5 Million tonnes of green Hydrogen by 2030. Green Ammonia is manufactured using Hydrogen produced through electrolysis of water using solar power. The storage and handling of Hydrogen is critical, hence the companies are exploring the production of Ammonia and use it as a fuel or a feedstock for Urea production, for which the current fuel is Natural gas. The technology has moved to the stage where green Ammonia can be produced using the solid oxide electrolysis system, which runs on the synthesis and without the need of a air separation unit. The companies such as Yera International, in Norway is replacing its 10% feedstock of Ammonia by green Ammonia. A US-based company Starfire energy is also producing the green Ammonia modular systems which will be producing the Ammonia directly from solar electricity.