Houston, Texas – Monolith Materials has awarded engineering company KBR a project to build an ammonia synthesis loop (synloop) for a fertiliser production unit at the company’s carbon black facility in Hallam, Nebraska.
Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide a technology license, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst for a 930 tonnes per day ammonia synloop project.
This project will consume hydrogen as feedstock from Monolith’s “emission-free, commercial-scale" facility which produces both carbon black and ammonia from natural gas, air and 100% renewable power.
The Monolith Materials process converts natural gas into carbon and hydrogen with zero carbon oxide emissions.
The carbon is used to produce carbon black and the hydrogen to produce ammonia for fertiliser and chemical applications.
KBR said its ‘energy-efficient ammonia technology will higher reliability and lower capital costs.’