September 15 (Renewables Now) - Dutch ammonia and methanol producer OCI Global (AMS:OCI) has sealed a deal to buy green hydrogen from a plant currently being built by US natural gas infrastructure operator New Fortress Energy Inc (NASDAQ:NFE) in Texas.
The contracted amount will be used at OCI’s site in Beaumont, Texas as of 2025, raising its annual green ammonia production capacity to around 160,000 tonnes as of 2026, the Dutch firm said in a statement released today.
The deliveries will be made from NFE’s first green hydrogen project ZeroPark I. The facility will produce green hydrogen using proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology.
ZeroPark I will come online in two phases. The first phase is set to be completed in 2025, allowing OCI to produce around 80,000 tonnes of green ammonia annually, while the second, in 2026, is expected to double the output to 160,000 tonnes per year.
The contract with OCI Global comes shortly after the announcement that US electrolyser developer Electric Hydrogen (EH2) has been selected to deliver a 100-MW electrolyser system for NFE’s plant.