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The companies plan to build a demonstration plant that would enable the transport of hydrogen as ammonia to Rostock from overseas regions. [Image: Jera]

By Shardul Sharma

EnBW, VNG, and Japanese energy company Jera have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study for the construction of an ammonia cracker demonstration plant, the companies announced on June 12. The objective of the project partners is to evaluate the feasibility of producing hydrogen from ammonia in the Rostock port area in Germany.

The project aims to explore the construction of a demonstration plant that would enable the transport of large quantities of hydrogen as ammonia to Rostock from overseas regions. Upon arrival, the ammonia could be reconverted into hydrogen and transported to German consumers and customers. The existing ammonia terminal in the Rostock port area could be utilised for importing the ammonia.

The feasibility study and subsequent demonstration plant operation will provide valuable insights into process optimisation, supply and demand organisation, and economic considerations across the entire value chain, the companies said.