(Mecklenburg Western Pomerania)
500-1.500t H2 per year
Ammonia cracking for Germany’s H2 supply
As the hydrogen market ramps up, ammonia will be one of the most important media in the transport of this energy carrier. As a chemical compound of hydrogen and nitrogen, ammonia is an ideal carrier for importing large amounts of hydrogen from sunny and windy regions of the Earth to Germany. Ammonia cracker plants break down ammonia to obtain free hydrogen so that it can be forwarded on to German consumers and customers.
The port of Rostock already has an ammonia terminal and storage facility, making it an excellent site for an ammonia cracker. The AZAN project will see the creation of a demonstration cracker plant to investigate the feasibility of the process. The plant will generate up to 1,500 tonnes of H2 per year to key customers and generate valuable datapoints in the areas of operational optimisation, supply chains and economic framework conditions.
Once the demonstration project has been successfully completed, a full-scale ammonia cracker will be built in the next phase of the project. This will produce 70,000 to 140,000 tonnes of H2 per year (depending on the stage of construction), which will be fed into the future hydrogen backbone.