Hydrogen and Anhydrous Ammonia Production Facility

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University of Minnesota
Sebesta Blomberg
Construction Manager, Construction Manager at Risk
Morris, Minnesota
4,200 sq. ft.

The University of Minnesota Morris Hydrogen and Anhydrous Ammonia Production Facility is a research demonstration model project for producing Anhydrous Ammonia. The project consists of two separate prefabricated modular buildings. The first building generates hydrogen and nitrogen through an electrolyser and compressor equipment. The second building combines the hydrogen and nitrogen to form Anhydrous Ammonia through a reactor. The plant is expected to produce 6.6 lbs. of ammonia per hour or 158 lbs. per day. The project also has the capability of producing electricity by burning hydrogen gas through a 60 kw/hr hydrogen engine generator set. The electricity can then be sent to the campus grid as a renewable energy resource. Anhydrous Ammonia is a prime ingredient for fertilizer and has a high demand in farming communities in western Minnesota. The majority of our Ammonia production is purchased overseas so the long-term plan is to start producing Ammonia locally.