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The world's largest plant for the production of green hydrogen will be built in Brazil

Katerina Belousova

In 2025, Unigel plans to quadruple annual production

In Brazil the chemical giant Unigel started work on the creation of the world's largest plant for the production of green hydrogen, worth $120 million.

By the end of 2023, the company will start producing 10,000 tons of hydrogen and 60,000 tons of "green" ammonia per year, reports La Presa Latina.

The plant will be integrated into the company's existing operations in the Camaçari industrial complex in the northeastern state of Bahia.

Unigel has purchased three 20 MW electrolyzers from Thyssenkrupp Nucera and plans to purchase additional units for the second phase, which is scheduled for 2025. This will quadruple annual production to 40,000 tons of H2 and 240,000 tons of ammonia.

In 2025, a $5 billion plant is also expected to start operating in Saudi Arabia with a projected production of 650 tons of "green" hydrogen per day.

"Our investment is a pioneering investment," said Unigel CEO Roberto Noronha Santos. "Brazil will be at the forefront of development, accompanying the decarbonization process."

Hydrogen obtained by electrolysis of water can be used to make fertilizers and as fuel.

"This is the energy of the future and the world is facing the challenge of how to produce more clean energy that comes from the sun and wind. Brazil has the opportunity to become a supplier of clean energy on an industrial scale to the world," said Environment Minister Joaquim Leite.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that in China Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park Industrial Gases, a subsidiary of Air Liquide invests more than €200 million in the construction of two hydrogen production plants in the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, the oil and gas company Shell plans to build in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Europe's largest plant for the production of green hydrogen Holland Hyrdoge, which will produce 60,000 kilograms of hydrogen per day.

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