The world’s first dynamic green power-to-ammonia plant, a 10-MW Power-to-X (PtX) demonstration project in Denmark, is expected to commence production at the start of next year.
The project is being developed by Skovgaard Energy, in partnership with Topsoe and Vestas Wind Systems A/S, near the village of Ramme in Lemvig municipality, West Jutland. It is backed by DKK 81.4 million (USD 12m/EUR 11m) in financing under the Danish government’s Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP).
The PtX plant will run on electricity generated by 12 MW of existing wind turbines and 50 MW of new solar arrays. It will have the capacity to produce about 5,000 tonnes of green ammonia annually for use in a variety of applications, including the production of fertiliser.
Swiss technology group ABB Ltd announced today that it was tasked with supplying full electrical integration for the plant and will handle control and management of the process as a whole. According to it, construction is already well underway.
ABB Segment Manager Jeppe Skovgaard Bentzen explained why this plant is referred to as dynamic. “What makes dynamic plants unique is that they can produce green fuels when the sun shines and the wind blow and can gear production down when neither energy source is present. That makes them different from other types of PtX plants, which are directly connected to the grid, making them not quite as agile in terms of being able to adapt to fluctuations in renewable energy,” he said.
(DKK 1.0 = USD 0.147/EUR 0.134)