1. Home
  2. >
  3. Blue Ammonia
Why Blue Ammonia

Contact Us

Carbon Emissions

Traditional Ammonia Production

Conventional ammonia production is one of the largest industrial sources of CO2 emissions, accounting for about 1.8% of global CO2 emissions.

Blue Ammonia’s Impact
Blue ammonia is produced by converting natural gas into hydrogen and nitrogen with carbon capture and storage (CCS). This process can capture up to 90% of the CO2 emissions typically released during ammonia production. For instance, if a conventional plant emits around 1.9 tons of CO2 per ton of ammonia, a blue ammonia plant with effective CCS could reduce this to about 0.2 tons per ton of ammonia.
Global Scale
With global ammonia production at around 176 million tons in 2020, shifting to blue ammonia could potentially reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of millions of tons annually.

Energy Sustainability

Ammonia as an Energy Carrier
Ammonia can store about 3 times the energy of hydrogen by volume, making it an efficient carrier of hydrogen energy.
Renewable Integration
Blue ammonia can store excess energy from renewable sources like wind and solar, enabling better utilization of these intermittent energy sources.
Transition Fuel
As we move towards greener solutions like green ammonia (produced entirely from renewable sources), blue ammonia serves as a transitional fuel. It uses existing infrastructure while significantly lowering emissions compared to traditional methods.

Protecting the Earth

Reducing Industrial Footprint
By lowering emissions in ammonia production, blue ammonia helps in mitigating the effects of climate change.
Support for Biodiversity
Reduced acid rain and lower nitrous oxide emissions, both byproducts of traditional ammonia production, mean less harm to ecosystems and biodiversity.
Promotion of CCS Technology
The technology used in blue ammonia production promotes the development of CCS, a key tool in reducing industrial COz emissions and protecting the earth’s environment.