PKT Collaborates with Industry Leaders to Develop Sustainable and Carbon-Free Green Ammonia Production
19 May 2023
19 May 2023 (Copenhagen) – Pupuk Kalimantan Timur (PKT) is pleased to announce its collaboration with Copenhagen Atomics, Topsoe, Alfa Laval, Aalborg CSP and Pertamina New & Renewable Energy in a joint study on green ammonia production. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect will be signed on 19 May 2023, in Copenhagen, Denmark, marking a significant milestone in efforts to achieve carbon-free ammonia production.
The joint study will focus on building a facility that can produce 1 million tonnes of Green Ammonia per year, with an estimated investment of USD 4 billion.
Green ammonia production involves the use of 100% renewable and carbon-free processes to manufacture ammonia. With the use of green hydrogen generated via water electrolysis, the production of ammonia is made possible without any harmful carbon emissions. This breakthrough technology promises to transform ammonia production, ushering in a new era of sustainability and eco-friendliness.
The study aims to overcome the challenge of energy intensity in producing green ammonia. Conventionally, the separation of ammonia from its reactants involves significant temperature and pressure fluctuations that rely on the use of fossil fuel energy. However, the study seeks to ascertain whether the use of Thorium-based nuclear technology can enable the production of ammonia without the use of hydrocarbon raw materials while remaining competitive in price.
In line with its commitment to sustainability and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, PKT aims to replace all grey ammonia products produced using hydrocarbon raw materials with green ammonia, creating a more sustainable future for all.
The President Director of PKT, Rahmad Pribadi stated that: "PKT views the joint study as an essential step towards achieving our sustainability goals. We are honoured to work with industry leaders to promote sustainable practices and contribute to a greener planet. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in our focus on innovation to revolutionise the agricultural sector. As consumers increasingly prefer sustainable and eco-friendly products, PKT is proud to be at the forefront of this movement."
Rahmad went on to say that: “The partnership between PKT, Copenhagen Atomics, Topsoe, Alfa Laval, Aalborg CSP and Pertamina New & Renewable Energy is also a powerful testament to the joint commitment of Indonesia and Denmark towards a common goal of creating a greener future for all. Major corporate players of our two nations are rising to the challenge of climate change and recognising that the fight requires a global effort from all sectors of society.”