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Thursday, March 25, 2021 

Haldor Topsoe and Nel have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the intent to offer customers complete renewable electricity to ammonia and methanol solutions.

The solutions will be based on technologies from the two companies; Nel’s alkaline and PEM electrolysis technologies in combination with proven ammonia and methanol technologies from Topsoe. Green ammonia and eMethanol are both considered promising low-carbon fuels for transport and energy.

Amy Hebert, CCO Haldor Topsoe, said: “We are very pleased to take the next step in our excellent relation with Nel. Together, we can offer end-to-end renewable electricity to ammonia and methanol solutions based on the most reliable technologies available today. Driven by our vision to be recognized as the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024, we are excited to offer innovative and attractive low-carbon solutions to our customers. This cooperation speaks directly to our customers’ needs as we see massive interest from the market requesting basic engineering, license, and process guarantee in one package.” Topsoe is currently engaged in several projects to produce green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol and green fuels. An example is the Helios project in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, announced in July 2020, which includes the world’s largest ammonia loop (1.2 million tons per year) delivered by Topsoe.

“We are very excited to join forces with Haldor Topsoe, who offers world-leading ammonia and methanol technologies that can add tremendous value together with our electrolysis technologies. Our vision is all about ‘Empowering generations with clean energy forever’. We see much promise in adding the possibility of processing hydrogen into eMethanol™ and green ammonia which are widely regarded as important low-carbon fuels of the future,” said Jon André Løkke, CEO, Nel.  

“Our collaboration with Nel is very promising. As partners, we are already looking into concrete projects based on our end-to-end solutions,” added Fei Chen, SVP Haldor Topsoe.

Under the MoU, Topsoe intends to supply license, engineering, proprietary hardware, catalyst and technical service for the its ammonia and eMethanol technologies, as well as system integration engineering. Nel intends to supply its alkaline or PEM electrolysis technology and proprietary hardware, and subsystem engineering.

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