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Sustainable Fuels Group | CIP | St. Charles Blue Ammonia Project

USA
Greenfield

Overview

Status
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Greenfield
Region
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North America
Geography
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USA
State
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Louisiana
Equity Owner
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Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (Energy Transition Fund), Sustainable Fuels Group
Proponent
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St. Charles Clean Fuels
Output
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Blue ammonia
Type of electricty
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Capacity
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3.0 million tons of annual production
Financing
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Technology
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Technical Advisors
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Topsoe
Advisors
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Project Contact
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Søren Toftgaard, partner in Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Lawyers
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Project Cost
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$4.6bn
Offtaker
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LOTTE Chemical Corporation
Commercial Operations Date
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2027
Decommission Date
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FID
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March, 2024

Description

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, through its Energy Transition Fund, has acquired a majority stake in a blue ammonia project, which will be developed alongside US-based Sustainable Fuels Group.

St. Charles Clean Fuels, a development company jointly owned by the two partners, is exploring the feasibility of building a $4.6bn ammonia production and export facility in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.

The project has entered into an agreement with International-Matex Tank Terminals, a terminaling and logistics company, to provide ammonia storage and handling services. Located along the Gulf Coast, the project has commenced detailed engineering (FEED) and will initially consist of two phases, each with a production capacity of 4,000 tons per day (~3.0 million tons of annual production from both phases) once operational in 2027.

The project will use Topsoe’s SynCOR™ technology to produce blue ammonia with the lowest carbon intensity and is expected to reduce CO2e emissions by 90% (Well-To-Gate) compared to traditional ammonia production.

SCCF hopes to make a final investment decision in early 2024 and begin construction later that year, which would enable operations to begin in 2027.

In March 2024, CIP signed an MoU with LOTTE Chemical Corporation for the supply, purchase, and sale of blue ammonia from the facility.

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