Qatar Energy establishes the largest blue ammonia plant in the world

Qatar Energy for Renewable Solutions and Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO) will build a 1.2 million tonne blue ammonia plant in Mesaieed Industrial City.

His Excellency Saad Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy and CEO of Qatar Energy, said that the company will build the world’s largest blue ammonia plant, to start work in the first quarter of 2026 to produce 1.2 million tons annually.

Al-Kaabi said that the construction of the plant in the Ammonia-7 project will cost 1.156 billion dollars, and will isolate 1.5 million tons of carbon dioxide annually through the manufacturing process. “We are seeing a growing interest in using ammonia as a fuel, driven by the need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the energy ecosystem,” he added.

It is worth noting that conventional ammonia production emits carbon dioxide if it is manufactured using fossil fuels; But in the production of blue ammonia any carbon dioxide emissions are collected and stored. Ammonia is mainly made from hydrogen produced from natural gas and nitrogen from the air, and no carbon dioxide is emitted when burned.