Yara Clean Ammonia and Enbridge signed a letter of intent to jointly develop a global-scale low-carbon blue ammonia production site. The two companies will work as equal partners. The proposed project, which includes auto thermal reforming with CO2 capture, will be built at the Enbridge Ingleside Energy Center (EIEC) in Texas.
Once live, the project will have an expected capacity of 1.2 –1.4 million tons per year (tpy). About 95% of the generated carbon will be captured and transported for permanent geologic storage nearby.
If the project is confirmed through the Front-end Engineering Design (FEED) phase and gets approved, its total investment is projected to be in the range between $2.6 and$2.9 billion, with the start of the production set for 2027/2028.
As part of the project, Yara will contribute its expertise in ammonia development, production, operations, and distribution. Enbridge will provide large-scale infrastructure development expertise as well as the EIEC deep water docks and platform for export.
The transportation service for feed gas to be used for the production process is expected to be provided through Enbridge’s Texas Eastern Transmission Pipeline.
Enbridge, together with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, is also working on a nearby carbon sequestration hub that could potentially be the destination for the project’s captured carbon.
The project will allow Yara to serve new clean ammonia segments such as shipping fuel, power production, and ammonia as a hydrogen carrier, said Yara’s President Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand.
About Yara Clean Ammonia
Yara is a leading crop nutrition company that provides agricultural and environmental solutions. The firm has committed to becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
Enbridge is a global pipeline and energy firm headquartered in Alberta, Canada. The company owns pipelines in the U.S. and Canada and transports natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids.