The Green Ammonia Production Process
How does an electrolyzer work to produce green ammonia?
- An electrolyzer consists of an anode and a cathode separated by an electrolyte
- Renewable electricity (where available) is used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, forming gaseous hydrogen
- This carbon-free hydrogen is fed into an existing ammonia plant to produce green ammonia
CF Industries and Renewable Energy
In 2021, approximately 36% of the electricity we purchased was from renewable sources, which is more than will be required to produce 20,000 tons of green ammonia per year from our initial green ammonia project. We expect the availability of electricity from renewable sources to increase dramatically over the coming decade, further supporting our focus on green ammonia production.