Aramco and Linde Engineering Team Up to Develop Ammonia Cracking Technology

  • 16-Mar-2023
  • Journalist: Jaideep

Germany: Aramco, a Saudi Arabian energy giant, and Linde Engineering have announced a major collaboration. Through the agreement, the two companies will develop a cutting-edge Ammonia cracking technology. The development of this technology will be further demonstrated through the building of a showcase plant in Northern Germany, allowing experts to observe the application of the new technology.

Ahmad Al Khowaiter, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Aramco, stated: “This agreement is part of our ongoing technology and business development efforts to establish a commercially viable lower-carbon Hydrogen supply chain. We believe the advanced Ammonia cracking technology we are co-developing with Linde Engineering will play a key role in realising our objectives.”

John van der Velden, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Technology at Linde Engineering, stated: “Effective Ammonia cracking technology supports the world’s urgent need for decarbonisation. By completing the missing link in the export chain, cleaner energy can be shipped from regions with high renewable and clean energy potential to those with more limited resources. We look forward to working closely with Aramco to develop and commercialize this important technology, creating new business opportunities for Linde Engineering and Aramco.”

Linde Engineering, a global leader in the production and processing of gases, is paving the way for lower-carbon energy sources by introducing innovative Ammonia cracking technology. This offers both existing and prospective customers exciting commercial opportunities, furthering the company's commitment to providing green energy solutions.

A new technology that promises to differentiate itself from the competition has been developed, with a special focus on the Ammonia cracking catalyst. The catalyst was designed by Aramco and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), who will evaluate its performance in comparison to other catalysts.

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