If the conditions are right, by 2030 ammonia production could receive part, +/-10% of their need for hydrogen by using water electrolysis and renewable electricity.
Specialised intelligent products
focusing on a specific crop or application technology will become very important.
- ammonia production units of the future will be flexible, able to use different sources of hydrogen and to function as energy storage units and back-up energy producers.
The 'standard' fertilizer
products will continue to meet a large part of the demand from farmers and growers.
- the EU fertilizer industry already now recycles millions of tonnes of materials from other industries. By 2030, it will further engage in industrial symbiosis making use of industrial by-products from other industries.
Closing the nutrients loops
- Industry's in-depth knowledge of industrial processes and nutrient management will help the sector play a key role in closing the nutrient loops.
- a key factor in the EU decarbonisation efforts, can be used as an energy carrier and it does not contain carbon.
- today natural gas is the main source of hydrogen. In the future, the industry will make hydrogen from water using electricity, making production
- ammonia production combining chemical production and Carbon Capture and Storage could represent 5-10% of EU production.