Incitec Pivot partners with Fortescue Future Industries on green ammonia study
Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) will partner with global green energy company, Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) on a feasibility study into industrial-scale production of green ammonia at the company’s existing Gibson Island fertiliser manufacturing facility.
The study will assess whether industrial scale manufacturing of green ammonia at Gibson Island is technically and commercially feasible on an existing brownfield site. It will investigate building a new water electrolysis facility on the site to produce around 50,000 tonnes of renewable hydrogen per year, which would then be converted into green ammonia for Australian and export markets.
Incitec Pivot Managing Director & CEO Jeanne Johns said the study was a crucial step in contributing to Australia and Queensland’s potential as a green ammonia powerhouse.
“We’re excited to partner with FFI who are committed to producing zero-emission hydrogen from 100 per cent renewable sources.
“The combination of FFI’s drive to develop a globally competitive green hydrogen industry, and our leadership and technical skills in ammonia production, will play an important role in developing Australia’s capability in this growing international market,” Ms Johns said.
The partnership is considered one of Australia’s best near-term opportunities to produce green ammonia at an industrial scale.
“By investigating the re-purposing of Gibson Island, we can make use of the existing manufacturing plant infrastructure, our established production capabilities and our highly skilled workforce.
“If feasible, this project would sustain highly skilled manufacturing jobs at Gibson Island and allow us to leverage our existing capabilities and assets to create a thriving renewable hydrogen ecosystem in Queensland,” Ms Johns said.
“This feasibility study aligns with our vision to incorporate leading technology, our world class manufacturing expertise and green ammonia to produce sustainable products with a lower emissions footprint for domestic and international customers.”
The feasibility study also aligns with the strategies of both the Queensland and Federal governments to develop a clean, innovative, and competitive hydrogen industry delivering reliable domestic supply and new export opportunities.
“We are proud to play our part in developing a hydrogen industry in Australia,” Ms Johns said.
Preliminary results from the feasibility study are expected to be available at the end of the year.
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