June 25, 2021

Danish partnership receives support from the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) for world’s first industrial dynamic green ammonia demonstration plant

  • The Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) awards 81 million. DKK (app. 11 million EUR) to the green ammonia project managed by the three partners Skovgaard Invest, Vestas, and Haldor Topsoe.
  • The project aims at building a 10 MW green ammonia plant directly coupled to local wind and solar power generation.
  • The plant is expected to be operational by 2023, making it the world’s first green ammonia plant of its kind.

Vessel - green fuel
Green ammonia can serve as a clean fuel fx for the shipping industry.

Green ammonia, produced from renewable energy, is an excellent fuel and fertilizer that can potentially replace significant volumes of fossil fuels and help accelerate the transition to a world powered by renewable energy. The green ammonia plant, which will be built by Skovgaard Invest, Vestas and Topsoe, will be state of the art and the world’s first so-called dynamic green ammonia plant. The dynamic approach entails that the clean power from wind turbines and solar panels will be connected directly to the electrolysis unit making it more cost-effective than if involving a battery or hydrogen storage.

Topsoe will design the plant’s dynamic ammonia technology to secure optimal production and adapt to the inherent fluctuations in power output from wind turbines and solar panels. The ammonia plant will interface to a green hydrogen solution developed by Vestas, integrating electrolysis with wind and solar in one smart control system. In addition, the renewable energy generation will be connected directly to the national grid so surplus power can be sold to the grid.

The partnership will jointly invest in the project.

Kim Grøn Knudsen, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Topsoe:
”We are proud, that the Danish technology program acknowledges our project as being unique, when it comes to developing and demonstrating new energy technology that holds a global potential. The green ammonia plant is a prime example of how renewable electricity can be converted to sustainable fuels via electrolysis. For us, this is one of more partnerships showing that we already today have the technologies to introduce new clean solutions showcased by this green ammonia project.

Bjarke Mollerup Bitsch, Business Development at Skovgaard Invest:
“At Skovgaard Invest, we expect that the REDDAP project will build on our capability within practical execution, power-to-X project planning, and provide us with an opportunity to gain expertise in daily operations of a fully dynamic ammonia plant. We wish to play a role in the future power-to-X industry, and the REDDAP project will mark the starting point of a learning curve, that we and many others in the industry are facing. We believe that crucial know-how can be drawn from the demonstration project, which will then feed in to future industrial scale projects. More long term, we also hope to be able to demonstrate how the vast renewable resources in West Jutland, coupled with flexible power consumption in power-to-X, can generate new jobs and opportunities in a part of the country where that can seem difficult at times.”

Ole Kiil Nielsen, Vice President and Head of Power-To-X Solutions at Vestas:
“We are excited to move forward with the world’s first fully dynamic industrial-scale renewable ammonia plant as it highlights the viability of electrification beyond the power sector. The project demonstrates an integrated power-to-X use case with significant demand potential. Vestas is uniquely positioned to integrate renewable energy with other technologies and we are proud to lay the foundation for scalable power-to-X production together with our partners on this project.”

Facts about the green ammonia plant

  • Location: Western Jutland, Denmark.
  • Output: More than 5,000 ton green ammonia annually from renewable power. This production will prevent 8,200 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere every year.
  • Power supplied from renewable sources: 12 MW from six existing V80-2.0 MW Vestas wind turbines and 50 MW new solar panels.


The potential of Green ammonia
Green ammonia has huge potential in the global effort to substitute fossil fuels with sustainable alternatives. It has been highlighted as a superior green fuel for international shipping that currently accounts for around 2% of global energy-related CO2 emissions. Already today, ammonia is used as fertilizer globally and the production from fossil fuels accounts for around 1% of global CO2 emissions.

Learn more about green ammonia.


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About Haldor Topsoe
Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees. www.topsoe.com

More information
Ulrik Frøhlke, Media Relations Manager, Haldor Topsøe

Phone: +45 27 77 99 68
Mail: ulfr@topsoe.com

Bjarke Mollerup Bitsch, Business Development, Skovgaard Invest
Phone: +45 61 38 65 56
Mail: Bmb@skovgaardinvest.dk

Kristian Holmelund Jakobsen, Communications and Press Specialist, Vestas
Phone: +45 52 21 14 67
krhja@vestas.com

Topic(s): Press release

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