Siemens Energy, Fortescue Future Industries and GeoPura are developing a £3.5m ammonia cracker prototype in Newcastle, UK.
A consortium led by Siemens Energy has started work on a new £3.5m ammonia cracker prototype to produce green hydrogen at industrial scale in Newcastle, UK, according to a press release.
Siemens Energy, Fortescue Future Industries and GeoPura are developing the project, which will use ammonia to deliver 200kg of hydrogen a day.
Netflix, BBC and HS2 are likely to benefit from hydrogen produced, the release states.
The ammonia cracker system will be designed to deliver high-purity hydrogen, suitable for PEM fuel cell use, using FFI’s Metal Membrane Technology (MMT) purification process.
The partnership is a collaboration including also Siemens Energy Ventures and Innovate UK. Siemens Energy and FFI are providing engineering expertise and innovative technical solutions. GeoPura will provide onsite management, and as the offtaker will be taking the hydrogen product from the prototype for use in fuel cell power generation.
GeoPura plans to use the hydrogen to supply Hydrogen Power Units, a replacement for diesel generators as an off-grid solution.