Denmark| Three partners receive support for world’s first industrial dynamic green ammonia demonstration plant

25 June 2021

The Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), awards 81 million. DKK (app. 11 million EUR) to the green ammonia project managed by the three partners Skovgaard Invest, Vestas, and Haldor Topsoe. The project aims at building a 10 MW green ammonia plant directly coupled to local wind and solar power generation. The plant is expected to be operational by 2023, making it the world’s first green ammonia plant of its kind.

The green ammonia plant, which will be built by Skovgaard Invest, Vestas and Topsoe, is to be the world’s first so-called dynamic green ammonia plant. The dynamic approach entails that the clean power from wind turbines and solar panels will be connected directly to the electrolysis unit which is to make it more cost-effective than if involving a battery or hydrogen storage.

Topsoe will design the plant’s dynamic ammonia technology to secure optimal production and adapt to the inherent fluctuations in power output from wind turbines and solar panels. The ammonia plant will interface to a green hydrogen solution developed by Vestas, integrating electrolysis with wind and solar in one smart control system. In addition, the renewable energy generation will be connected directly to the national grid, so surplus power can be sold to the grid.

The partnership will jointly invest in the project.

Facts about the green ammonia plant

  • Location: Western Jutland, Denmark.
  • Output: More than 5,000 ton green ammonia annually from renewable power. This production will prevent 8,200 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere every year.
  • Power supplied from renewable sources: 12 MW from six existing V80-2.0 MW Vestas wind turbines and 50 MW new solar panels.


Author: KS / Source: Haldor Topsoe / Photo: Unsplash