Ammonia and the new hydrogen economy.
Charley Rattan: Ammonia, hydrogen and offshore renewables business advisor and trainer.
Philip Leijten: Energy transition business advisor and management consultant
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.
Philip Leijten: A respected energy professional with over 25 years’ experience in the corporate sector. Philip is a trusted advisor to energy companies and has a successful track-record in creating and implementing strategy, delivering complex business-wide change programs, originating and developing capital projects, managing design and execution activities as well as conducting investment appraisal and due diligence. He provides consultancy to the decision makers in small and large businesses, increasingly with a focus on helping them navigate the transition to a more sustainable energy system.
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.
Ammonia and Netzero target setting
Importance of renewable ammonia
Ammonia production technology, production facilities
Electrolysis of water
Green or blue hydrogen, advantages and disadvantages
Current ammonia supply chain end-to-end
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
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
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