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UM6P, OCP Group and SHELL to Launch Ammonia Pilot Project in Morocco

By March 28, 2022 2   min read  (303 words)

March 28, 2022 |

Fuel Cells Works, UM6P, OCP Group and SHELL to Launch Ammonia Pilot Project in Morocco

OCP Group, Shell and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) have signed a collaboration agreement to develop a pilot project to assess the feasibility of large-scale production of low-carbon ammonia using hydrogen produced from renewable energy.

Simulating renewable energy as a power source, the pilot project will include a small facility that creates hydrogen to produce  ammonia with an objective to scale up using hydrogen produced from renewable  power instead of oil and gas sources for ammonia production.

Within this framework, Mr. Mohammed Bousseta, Director Innovate for Industry at UM6P declared: “We are confident that collaboration between universities and industries in general can have an immediate impact not only on businesses, but also on the environment. This project today is an example of such collaboration, and we are looking forward to making it a success”.

A representative of OCP Group added: “We are very proud of this collaboration between OCP, UM6P and Shell, which will enable us to develop a pilot to produce ammonia from simulated renewable energy sources and hydrogen. This is a major project for our industry and is perfectly in line with our strategy to put sustainable development and innovation at the heart of our ambitions.”

“Through strategic partnerships, Shell’s researchers, scientists and engineers are committed to researching, developing and implementing technologies and solutions that help deliver more abundant and cleaner energy in a changing energy system.” stated M. Rida SABRI, GM New Business Development MENA at Shell. “We are proud to sign this agreement with OCP and UM6P and look forward to working together on this pilot project. If deemed successful, it could help determine the feasibility of a larger-scale hydrogen production facility using renewable energy and ammonia in the future.”

The pieclot project will be conducted in the Jorf Lasfar industrial area in Morocco.

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