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Green ammonia project launched in Morocco

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The HEVO Ammonia Morocco project, Morocco’s largest announced green hydrogen and green ammonia project to date, has been unveiled at an event in Rabat.

It is anticipated that the project will be jointly developed by Fusion Fuel Green, a green hydrogen technology company, and Consolidated Contractors Group S.A.L. (CCC), a global construction company. In addition, Vitol is expected to manage the offtake of the green ammonia.

Development of the first phase of the project is expected to begin in 2022 following the completion of a feasibility study. When fully commissioned, the project is expected to produce 183 000 tpy of green ammonia and abate 280 000 tpy of CO2.

Fusion Fuel expects to supply the technology to produce the 31 000 tpy of green hydrogen needed for the project. Fusion Fuel has created a off-grid solar-to-hydrogen generator, called the HEVO SOLAR, that allows it to produce emissions-free hydrogen at highly competitive costs in regions with strong solar irradiation. CCC would serve as the general construction partner for the project.

Speaking about the project, Aziz Rabbah, the Moroccan Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment, commented: “We are very happy to announce the formation of the HEVO Ammonia Project here in the Kingdom of Morocco alongside our partners Fusion Fuel, CCC, Vitol, and other esteemed delegates. Morocco is the largest producer of phosphate in the world, but because it has limited domestic ammonia production, it has had to rely on imported ammonia to produce fertilizer, one of Morocco’s key industries. The ability to use our abundant solar and wind resources to produce carbon-free, green ammonia presents a strategic opportunity for Morocco to play a leading role in the decarbonized global economy. Thanks to the leadership of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, we believe this ambitious project will be the cornerstone of Morocco’s hydrogen strategy and will establish Morocco as a major exporter of ammonia to international markets.”

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