An essential guide to Green Ammonia

Ammonia and the new hydrogen economy.

Your instructors

Charley Rattan:  Ammonia, hydrogen and offshore renewables business advisor and trainer.

The course is led by Charley Rattan, international hydrogen expert and respected energy insider and facilitator bringing over 25 years’ real-world renewable experience and a track record of successful major project delivery. Charley is a trusted strategic advisor to global energy companies and an advocate and facilitator for the emerging innovation energy market.

Charley is respected as a leading authority in hydrogen and renewables providing consultancy and training at high level across the globe including for key stakeholders, governments, consenting authorities and world organisations such as the United Nations.

Course overview

As we move towards zero-carbon, deep electrification combined with new new applications for hydrogen promise to transform the way we live, work, and do business. Ammonia sometimes referred to as the ‘other hydrogen’ can be at the very forefront of this transformation. Making it in a sustainable, green manner can help revolutionise the way we think about energy, heating, transport and energy storage; creating new infrastructure and matching supply chains where huge opportunities await.

The race is on for early entrants to the global ammonia market – don’t be left behind.

Who should attend?

  • Existing energy companies particularly those who are already part of the oil and gas supply chain and those looking to future-proof their capabilities
  • The agricultural sector which is already familiar with ammonia as a fertiliser and well-placed to drive the industry forward
  • Particularly relevant to engineering companies, those involved in storage compression equipment and shipping
  • Those companies seeking to enter the ammonia and energy arena with its myriad opportunities in a market valued, in one scenario, by the Bank of America at 11 trillion dollars.

About the course

Ammonia is an integral and crucial part of the emerging hydrogen economy, an industry that is expected to grow exponentially across the globe in the coming years. For example, the UK recently set a target to produce five gigawatts of hydrogen by 2030, representing a 40-fold increase from the current situation. This ambition is replicated worldwide where national hydrogen strategies, often explicitly citing the need for ammonia, are appearing on a weekly basis. The journey to a new, low emission energy system with a much greater role for hydrogen will be challenging and require much innovation. Early engagement with those developing low or zero-emissions ammonia projects will enable fast movers to reap the maximum from the opportunity presented.

The course aims to provide a practical guide to enable companies to make informed decisions and plans based on the real opportunities that are emerging as the global hydrogen and ammonia economy develops. Delegates will be guided as to where early opportunities are most likely to lie, who is involved and how to get in front of them.

Course outline

Green ammonia

CO2 emissions

Ammonia and Netzero target setting

Importance of renewable ammonia

Ammonia production technology, production facilities

Electrolysis of water

Methane pyrolysis

Green or blue hydrogen, advantages and disadvantages

Current ammonia supply chain end-to-end

Ammonia applications

Potential role(s) of ammonia in decarbonising the energy system

Ammonia as a carrier to transport hydrogen

Zero-carbon marine (bunker) fuel

Long term storage of renewable energy

Green ammonia projects

Demonstration plants

Plants and schemes under development/planning process

New applications – research projects/project pipeline /future outlook

Operations and maintenance, employment opportunities

Green ammonia projects – supply chain considerations

Ammonia production for “traditional” applications

The extended hydrogen supply chain e.g., offshore, offshore floating wind, mega scale solar, electrolysers

Route to market – national and global opportunities for ammonia and hydrogen

Who to talk to?

How to do business?

Engaging with the ammonia, hydrogen and renewables industries

Policy and regulatory perspectives

United Nations perspective

EU directive

National nuances

Key stakeholder perspectives

International ammonia producers

State owned ammonia producers: SAFCO, QAFCO, ASEAN Bintulu, Indonesia, China.

NGO’s and local community engagement


Key learning outcomes

  • The importance of renewable ammonia
  • Ammonia’s role as a net zero driver
  • Will it be Green or blue hydrogen – or both?
  • The Current and future ammonia supply chain
  • Zero-carbon bunker fuel opportunities
  • Ammonia’s potential Long-term storage of renewable energy
  • Plants and schemes under development/in the planning process
  • The Operations and maintenance, employment opportunities around Ammonia
  • How to do business with Ammonia interests?
  • Engaging with the ammonia, hydrogen and renewable industries
  • The importance of EU directive (including the Green Deal, 2×40 GW)
  • National nuances and their relevance for attendees
  • The importance of stakeholder NGO’s and local community engagement
  • Investor requirements and expectations