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    Unigel and Thyssenkrupp Nucera to increase capacity of green hydrogen plant

    March 13, 2023 - CE Noticias Financieras


      Thyssenkrupp Nucera and Unigel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the capacity of the green hydrogen plant that Unigel is building in Bahia from 60 MW to 240 MW of water electrolysis. Unigel's plant will be the first industrial-scale green hydrogen plant in Brazil. Delivery is scheduled for the end of the year.

      In a statement, Unigel reports that the signing ceremony was held in Belo Horizonte, during a visit by the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Robert Habeck. "This is a key step for both companies to continue their good collaboration to accelerate the green transformation through the development of the green hydrogen economy worldwide," it highlights.

      In the first phase, the plant will have a total water electrolysis capacity of 60 MW with Thyssenkrupp Nucera electrolysers and an initial production capacity of 10,000 tons/year of green hydrogen to produce 60,000 tons/year of green ammonia. Unigel is one of the largest chemical companies in Latin America and the largest nitrogen fertilizer producer in Brazil. The new plant will be an important stimulus for the development of the entire region.

      "We continue to negotiate strategic partnerships to make possible the realization of new phases of the project," said Unigel's CEO, Roberto Noronha Santos, in a statement. Green hydrogen will be used in sectors that are difficult to decarbonize, such as steelmaking, oil refining and the production of green ammonia itself. In addition, green ammonia will be used in Unigel's value chain, as a raw material for the production of fertilizers and acrylics.

      The CEO of thyssenkrupp for South America, Paulo Alvarenga, evaluates that Brazil presents a combination of extremely favorable factors for the implementation of green hydrogen projects. "Besides a domestic demand from industry, the country can become one of the largest exporters of this product in the world," he said.


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