Hydrogen has the potential to play a key role in the transition to low carbon energy. It can be used to help customers in the power, heat and transportation sectors to reduce their emissions. Equinor is working on several projects to explore the potential for converting natural gas into clean hydrogen while capturing and storing the CO2. With technology development, the potential for business and emission reduction is promising.
Ammonia as a hydrogen energy carrier will also play an important role in the energy transition. Equinor is a member in Japan’s Green Ammonia Consortium and follows this partnership closely.
Below you can find examples of initiative regarding hydrogen and ammonia that Equinor participates in:
- Equinor participates with Corvus Energy, and others, to developing maritime fuel cell systems with hydrogen fuel cell technology, supplied by Toyota.
- HySHIP - A consortium led by the Norwegian shipping operator Wilhelmsen. Together we hope to make liquid hydrogen an attractive fuel option for ship propulsion in Europe
- ShipFC - Will install the world’s first high power ammonia fuel sell on a vessel.
Technology development within the whole value chain for hydrogen and ammonia will be necessary to reach our ambition to become carbon neutral within 2050.
Equinor is involved in several activities related to technology development and qualification within areas such as:
- Large size carriers for liquid hydrogen
- Liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC)
- Ammonia as hydrogen carrier (distribution medium or storage for hydrogen)
- Developing cost and sustainabilty analysis/models
- Combustor and ammonia and hydrogen turbine testing
- Fuel cell qualification
- Ammonia fueled engines
- Ammonia production/cracking
- Safety and trust