Saudi Arabia Delivers World’s First Blue Ammonia Shipment

Saudi Arabia Delivers World’s First Blue Ammonia Shipment

Saudi Arabia marked a new milestone as it shipped the world’s first commercial shipment of blue ammonia to South Korea last month.

The shipment contained 50 KMT of blue ammonia, which is said to be “independently certified low-carbon ‘cradle-to-gate’.” In addition to being a low-carbon alternative to gray ammonia, this milestone was achieved through a collaboration between SABIC Agri-Nutrients (SABIC AN) and Aramco.

As part of their efforts to develop solutions for the energy, fertilizer, and chemical industries, SAIC AN and Aramco are working together on low-carbon hydrogen space and ammonia.

Moreover, the vessel carrying 25 KMT of the shipment arrived in South Korea on Wednesday, Dec. 14. It was received by South Korea’s Lotte Fine Chemical (LFC).

In earlier reports, SABIC AN CEO Abdulrahman Shamsaddin confirmed the attained milestone toward carbon neutrality.

“This shipment is another milestone in our journey toward carbon neutrality. We are proud to be a part of this pioneering solution, paving the way for further decarbonization efforts.”

Shamsaddin ensured that they are constantly working on the efforts to support decarbonization in the industry.

“Looking to the future, we are constantly working on breakthrough solutions to decarbonize our assets and deliver low-carbon solutions to our customers.”

Furthermore, LFC CEO Yong Suk Kim expressed his delight toward the agreement in receiving the world’s first certified blue ammonia cargo.

“We are delighted to enter this meaningful agreement with our long-term supplier, SABIC Agri-Nutrients, to receive the world’s first certified blue ammonia cargo.”

He added, “Building on our shared history, we are looking forward to moving forward together into a new era for ammonia.”

“We believe that this shipment of blue ammonia will help lay the foundations for a global supply chain,” he noted.

Meanwhile, SABIC AN and Aramco earlier received the world’s first independent certifications for blue ammonia and blue hydrogen production from Germany-based agency TÜV Rheinland.

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