8 Rivers is developing Cormorant Clean Energy, an ultra-low-carbon ammonia production facility located on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Coupling innovation with industry-proven process equipment, Cormorant Clean Energy will be the first commercial-scale deployment of 8 Rivers’ proprietary 8RH2 technology.
Companies in hard-to-abate industries like shipping, heavy transportation, aviation, and power generation are seeking low-carbon alternatives to fossil fuels for their ships, vehicles, power plants, and industrial facilities. Two of those key alternatives are hydrogen and hydrogen-derived ammonia, which do not release CO2 when burned, offering companies a truly clean fuel alternative.
However, most conventional low-carbon hydrogen production methods are inefficient, expensive, or carbon-intensive. Traditional steam methane reforming and autothermal reforming hydrogen production processes either still contribute to significant CO2 emissions, require the use of expensive hardware, or can even use toxic chemicals. This has made it difficult – environmentally and economically – for producers to justify upgrading their assets to produce low-carbon hydrogen.