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Ammonia

Ammonia is the world’s most energy-intensive commodity chemical, responsible for 1-2% of global energy consumption and 1.8% of global CO₂ emissions.  Approximately 90% of the carbon emissions are from the production of hydrogen − for every ton of hydrogen, 9 tons of CO₂ are produced.

Due to its substantial carbon footprint, the ammonia industry is coming under increased scrutiny as a target for industrial decarbonization efforts. As the Energy Transition gains momentum, ammonia producers will face increased pressure to develop and implement individually tailored decarbonization strategies while staying competitive.

At the same time, the industry is on the verge of new opportunities as green ammonia is being considered as a low carbon energy vector. Ammonia may replace fossil fuels in transportation markets, such as bunker fuels. It may also be used in engines and power plants as a low carbon fuel, and has potential as a carrier for low carbon hydrogen.

For the industry to successfully manage these risks and opportunities, multiple elements must be in place. We explore this complexity in ACRIS.

ACRIS Ammonia Dashboard

The Ammonia Advisian Carbon Risk Index Service (ACRIS) dashboard is an intuitive, web-enabled dashboard. Users can track changes in the ACRIS score by region and by archetype, and drill-down to see current and future events that impact the ACRIS score.

The ACRI score is based on a multi-factor variable analysis that models risks in five areas: climate, regulatory, technological, environmental, and political. The ACRI Score is a dynamic aggregated index that evolves according to market trends, regulations and other factors that impact ammonia producers as they transition to decarbonization.

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Dashboard
ACRIS Ammonia Dashboard

Ammonia Abatement Curves

A carbon abatement curve is a graphical representation of a range of technical and non-technical measures that are available to reduce the volume of greenhouse gases produced at a generic facility. The chart ranks options by the level of abated carbon and the cost per ton of abated CO2 equivalent.

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Ammonia Abatement Curves waterfall
Ammonia Abatement Curves