Aramco champions ammonia value chain at world's biggest hydrogen shows

Aramco’s hydrogen ambitions have been showcased at a major gathering of industry leaders in Germany.

A delegation that included Aramco Europe, Aramco Chemicals, Engineering Services and the Aramco Research and Development Center, attended the Hydrogen Technology Conference & Expo in Bremen at the end of September.

Aramco was platinum sponsor for the event which attracted more than 15,000 attendees and 300 international speakers. Aramco delegates gave their insights on the ammonia value chain and Carbon Capture Utilization and Sequestration (CCUS).

The Bremen event was a fantastic platform to showcase the work we are doing with low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia,” said Mohamed A. Elreheem, the engineering technology head at Aramco Europe.

By focusing on the entire value chain, we can better tell the story of ammonia – both as a carrier of hydrogen, future energy source and as a feedstock for essential industries such as fertilizers.

An Aramco delegation also attended the 4th World Hydrogen Congress at the World Trade Centre in Rotterdam in October, where Aramco is a sponsor, supporting the acceleration of the global hydrogen economy.

Developing new ammonia and hydrogen pathways are pivotal to Aramco’s ambition to achieve net-zero scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gases across the company’s wholly-owned operated assets by 2050.

Aramco intends to be a leading player in the new markets for hydrogen solutions and is targeting the production of up to 11 million tons per annum of blue ammonia by 2030.

Earlier this year Aramco and Linde Engineering, a global leader in the production and processing of gases, signed an agreement to jointly develop a new ammonia cracking technology.

This agreement supports ongoing efforts to establish a commercially viable lower-carbon hydrogen supply chain.