Air Liquide (AL) recently announced the construction of an industrial scale ammonia (NH3) cracking pilot plant in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. When transformed into NH3, hydrogen (H2) can be easily transported over long distances.
The innovative pilot plant, which combines a novel efficient process with AL’s proprietary technologies, is planned to be operational in 2024.
Using innovative technology, this plant will make it possible to convert, with an optimized carbon footprint, NH3 into H2. With this cracking technology, AL will further contribute to the development of hydrogen as a key enabler of the energy transition.
NH3 can be used as an energy carrier. A global supply chain infrastructure is already in place for its production, transportation and utilization at large scale to serve various industries.