Ethiopian Natural Gas to Feed GCL Ammonia to Blue Hydrogen Production

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  • Hong Kong registered energy company Golden Concord Holdings Group (GCL) has revealed Ethiopian natural gas will power the ammonia which it will use to generate blue hydrogen.

The gas, secured under Belt & Road agreements dating back to 2013, will be piped to Djibouti where it will feed 4 million tons per year of ammonia feedstock for hydrogen, to power “steel smelting, refining, and power generation” in China, according to GCL vice chairman Zhu Gongshan.

Blue hydrogen, which requires the use of carbon capture and storage to mitigate the fossil fuel emissions of natural gas use, would be the result. Gongshan added that the Ethiopian proven natural gas reserves run to 190.7 billion cubic meters, with a “first-phase annual output of 3.5 billion cubic meters, which can be used for 40 consecutive years.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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