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LSB | Houston Ship Channel Low-Carbon Ammonia Plant

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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Texas
Equity Owner
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INPEX Corp, Air Liquide Group, LSB Industries Inc, Vopak Moda Houston LLC
Proponent
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INPEX Corp, Air Liquide Group, LSB Industries Inc, Vopak Moda Houston LLC
Output
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Blue ammonia
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Type of electricty
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Capacity
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1.1-million tpy/ 1.6-million tpy of CO2 sequestration
Financing
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Technology
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Technical Advisors
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Advisors
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Project Contact
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Lawyers
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Project Cost
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$500-750M
Offtaker
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Commercial Operations Date
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2027
Decommission Date
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FID
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Description

A low-carbon ammonia production and export project on the Houston Ship Channel, with a 1.1-million tpy capacity.

INPEX Corp, Air Liquide Group, LSB Industries Inc, and Vopak Moda Houston LLC are participating in the project.

Vopak Moda already operates a Houston Ship Channel ammonia terminal and it is expected to build additional storage to handle the new production.

Air Liquide and INPEX will collaborate on low-carbon hydrogen production, using the Air Liquide’s auto-thermal reforming technology and carbon capture technology. The combination of ATR technology with carbon capture aims to capture at least 95% of direct CO2 emissions from hydrogen production, resulting in the CCS of at least 1.6-million tpy of CO2. 

LSB and INPEX will collaborate on low-carbon ammonia production.

INPEX and LSB will sell the ammonia and finalize off-take and potential additional partnership agreements. Most of the product would be used for power generation in Asia with some volumes going to Europe and the US.

In December 2023, Exolum entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 50% interest in Vopak Moda Houston LLC from Moda Midstream LLC. Vopak Moda Houston is a joint venture that is 50% owned by Moda Midstream, an EnCap Flatrock Midstream portfolio company, while the remaining 50% interest is owned by Vopak Terminals North America.

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