Fortescue is leading the green industrial revolution by developing the technologies to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors (like our iron ore operations) while building a global portfolio of renewable energy projects.
By harnessing the world’s renewable energy resources to produce renewable electricity, green hydrogen, green ammonia and other green industrial products such as green ammonia and green iron, we’ll help our planet step beyond fossil fuels.
Ammonia is a compound of hydrogen and nitrogen.
Ammonia can be made synthetically by combining nitrogen with hydrogen, in a process called ammonia synthesis. When this process is completed using renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower and geothermal energy and zero carbon emissions, the result is green ammonia.
Ammonia synthesis is achieved by combining and reacting hydrogen and nitrogen at high temperature and pressures. Nitrogen can be extracted from the Earth’s atmosphere using an air separation unit and hydrogen can be generated through electrolysis, which splits water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity.
Green ammonia holds the potential to drastically reduce global carbon emissions if used as a:
Fortescue will use green ammonia to decarbonise our company’s mining and shipping fleet. We’ve announced a goal to reach real zero by 2030, positioning the company as a leader in addressing the global climate change challenge. Producing green hydrogen is key to achieving this goal. Using green ammonia is key to achieving this goal.
Used across the globe for well over a hundred years, the requirements for the safe production, storage and use of ammonia are well established.
Fortescue’s green hydrogen and ammonia processing infrastructure will follow the principal of inherently safer design; ensuring hazards are eliminated where possible, reduced through substitution or controlled through engineering solutions.