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Kenya Farm to Host First On Site-Hydrogen-to-Fertilizer Plant, Iowa to Follow

Antony Sguazzin of Bloomberg writes on a hydrogen-to-fertilizer plant in Kenya.

The C3 Take
  • U.S.-based Talus Renewables is opening the world’s first modular green ammonia plant in Kenya for Kenya Nut Co.
  • The technology works by using electricity, which will be supplied by solar panels on Kenya Nut’s property, to split water atoms, freeing up hydrogen to mix with nitrogen to form fertilizer.
  • While the plant will only produce 1 ton of fertilizer per day, it will allow Kenya Nut to reduce costs and emissions in its agricultural practice.
  • Talus will also deploy its modular technology, albeit at a larger scale, to farmers in Iowa and mining companies.

“‘The green ammonia that Talus’s systems produce is both reliable and locally produced, which reduces costs by addressing supply chain insecurity and challenges,’ Matt Carstens, Landus’s CEO and president, said in a response to questions. Green ammonia is ‘an exciting innovation to consider,’ he said.”

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