07 December - 09 December 2021
Online event

Argus Green Ammonia - Virtual Conference

Central European Time zone (CET) agenda

Please note:
All conference sessions will be recorded and available to view on demand after the live event. Catch up on all the conference sessions that you missed at a time that is convenient for you.

Hydrogen briefing day

Hydrogen in focus

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  • 09:00 CET
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  • 10:15 CET
  • Kickstarting the hydrogen economy transition: What is real and what is hype?
  • How will hydrogen move to new sectors? What impact will this have on current industrial demand and limitations on production?
  • Hydrogen price development and how this will impact timelines for implementation of low carbon alternatives?
  • Breaking down the siloes: energy & transport – moving towards more a homogenous approach to the energy transition?
  • 10:30 CET
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  • 11:40 CET
  • Electrolyser capacity: the key to the hydrogen puzzle?
  • What is the current state of the technology? Where does this place the industry in terms of scale and what needs to be achieved?
  • Achieving scale and the current challenges in the market: metals availability? Technology capacity? Scalability?
  • How will collaboration and partnerships between electrolyser manufacturers and project developers ensure costs are driven down and efficiency increased?
  • 11:45 CET
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  • 13:00 CET
  • Electrolyser technology insight: what solutions are available and how are they unique?
  • Breaking barriers: how far has the industry come? What are the options available? What is the state of different electrolyser technologies?
  • How are different types of electrolyser (ALK, PEM, SOEC) suited to different projects depending on the intended end use market?
  • What are the key characteristics of different electrolyser types? How critical are capacities to respond to electricity fluctuations and the amount of space available?

Ammonia as a hydrogen carrier

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  • 14:00 CET
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  • 15:00 CET
  • The role for ammonia as a carrier for hydrogen: opportunities within and alternatives to achieve decarbonisation across hard-to-abate sectors
  • How will large-scale ammonia cracking help kick-start widespread use of hydrogen as a fuel in the energy transition?
  • What are the alternative hydrogen carriers to ammonia?
  • How does applicability of hydrogen vs. ammonia vary by sector?
  • 15:00 CET
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  • 16:15 CET
  • Made of steel: the role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the steel industry and ammonia’s potential as a carrier
  • How are European vs Asian steel mills looking at solutions for the decarbonisation of steel mills?
  • What are the quantities of hydrogen needed to decarbonise the steel industry globally? What role could the steel industry play in the development of large-scale electrolysis?
  • Will ammonia be used as a carrier for getting hydrogen where it needs to be in the steelmaking supply chain?

Moderator: Oscar Tarneberg, VP, Business Development, Global Ferrous Markets, Argus

Strategic and policy insight

Ammonia project analysis

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  • 05:00 CET
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  • 06:15 CET
  • Key insights into regional project developments leading the way in the development of a green ammonia market

Gain key insight about key projects around the globe which are pioneering in the development of green ammonia production or supply chain, and therefore contributing to the establishment of a green ammonia market.

  • Introduction: what are the general trends seen in projects emerging in different regions? What projects have reached FID and what are the common characteristics between these?
  • How will projects in key regions play a role in developing the value chain for widespread ammonia fuel use? Varying incentives and drivers for green ammonia production and consumption
  • The transition to hydrogen economies: how do projects demonstrate wider national ambitions and/or determination to achieve this goal?
  • 08:30 CET
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  • 09:30 CET
  • How to access finance: Project bankability and the investment story for green ammonia
  • How is bankability of green ammonia and hydrogen related projects measured? What is the risk appetite? What geographies are considered most attractive?
  • What options are open beyond traditional bank finance?
  • The benefits of bank finance for project developers and potential fuel suppliers

Strategic and policy overviews

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  • 09:30 CET
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  • 10:30 CET
  • State of the market: what are the key building blocks for a successful green ammonia market? - Argus
  • An Argus view: how will pricing mechanisms for green ammonia be developed?
  • What does the current market look like? Will fuel ammonia and fertilizer ammonia prices be very different? Who will develop contractual mechanisms?
  • Outlook to 2030: Trade flows, infrastructure and industry players in the present and the future

Speakers include: Ruth Sharpe, Group Editor – Raw Materials, Argus

Q&A Moderator: Oliver Hatfield, VP Sustainable Fertilizers, Argus

  • 10:30 CET
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  • 11:45 CET
  • Keynote Panel: The strategic value and importance of green ammonia to decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors globally Moderator: Tim Hard - SVP, Energy Transition, Argus
  • How will large scale production and commercialisation be achieved?
  • IOCs of the future: How are ammonia producers becoming placed to support the green energy transition beyond the fertilizer sector?
  • How will hard-to-abate sectors approach the adoption of hydrogen and green ammonia in the move to zero carbon fuels?
  • 12:00 CET
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  • 13:15 CET
  • Regulatory Frameworks: Creating a homogenous strategy to advance decarbonisation efforts across sectors and regions
  • How can the EU Taxonomy support the transition to a hydrogen economy acknowledging the key role of ammonia in enabling this change?
  • How can governments work together to support infrastructure and technology development as well as off-take agreements for green hydrogen and ammonia more effectively?
  • What financing instruments are being considered to promote the shift to adoption of green products and kick start demand?

Moderator: Oliver Hatfield, VP Sustainable Fertilizers, Argus

Speakers include: Ben Gerber, CEO, M-RETS

Supply

Start End
  • 14:00 CET
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  • 15:00 CET
  • Zoom in to blue ammonia: where will opportunities emerge in preference to green ammonia?
  • The evolving meaning of resource rich: the applicability of green vs. blue across regions and company types
  • How can the new US administration’s push for green influence development/timelines for hydrogen and ammonia frameworks?
  • What kind of technologies around carbon capture will be supported? How will blue/green credentials be measured?

Moderator: Hasan Tarique, Senior Consultant, Argus

  • 15:00 CET
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  • 16:15 CET
  • Green Ammonia production of the future: where are the potential principal supply centres?
  • What are the key factors determining the location of cost competitive green ammonia production?
  • How will countries with access to renewable energy play a role in the establishment of a global market for green ammonia?
  • How will infrastructure be developed to support production? What government support will be offered for its development?
Moderator: Ruth Sharpe, Group Editor – Raw Materials, Argus
  • 16:30 CET
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  • 17:45 CET
  • Key insights into regional project developments leading the way in the development of a green ammonia market

Gain key insight about key projects around the globe which are pioneering in the development of green ammonia production or supply chain, and therefore contributing to the establishment of a green ammonia market.

  • Introduction: what are the general trends seen in projects emerging in different regions? What projects have reached FID and what are the common characteristics between these?
  • How will projects in key regions play a role in developing the value chain for widespread ammonia fuel use? Varying incentives and drivers for green ammonia production and consumption
  • The transition to hydrogen economies: how do projects demonstrate wider national ambitions and/or determination to achieve this goal?

Moderator: Oliver Hatfield, VP Sustainable Fertilizers, Argus

  • 18:00 CET
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  • 19:15 CET
  • Green ammonia plant siting and key infrastructure changes from the pre-existing market
  • Will the ammonia landscape change from large production centres close to hydrocarbon sources to small decentralized green units where the need is?
  • How are pipelines likely to be used in the future for ammonia and hydrogen transport from pre-existing plants?
  • What developments have emerged to reduce capex of new builds? How will green credentials of converted plants be accounted for?

Moderator: Ruth Sharpe, Group Editor – Raw Materials, Argus

End-use markets

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  • 07:00 CET
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  • 08:15 CET
  • What will be Japan’s role in the development of fuel ammonia value chains globally?
  • How will Japan work with regional partners to establish supply of green ammonia?
  • The example of LNG: could the model work for ammonia? Will Europe adopt a similar model?
  • What kind of cost benefits can be expected once market for green ammonia for power generation in Japan is established? What benefits will this present to other end-use markets?
  • 09:00 CET
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  • 10:15 CET
  • Portside view: how are ports positioning themselves in the transition to a hydrogen economy by supporting development of infrastructure for e-fuels such as ammonia?
  • What is the current level of preparedness for the use of e-fuels such as green ammonia?
  • What are the main priorities to ensure timely development of these capabilities?
  • How will ports work together to support the establishment of a global network for green ammonia fuel supply?

Speakers include: 

Jonathan Lewis, Senior Counsel, Clean Air Task Force

  • 10:30 CET
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  • 11:45 CET
  • Green Ammonia as a marine fuel: the only realistic alternative for the maritime industry?
  • How is green ammonia emerging as a solution for low carbon fuels for the maritime industry? What are the key hurdles to consider – regulation? engine technology? Fuel supply?
  • How is methanol setting up to play a role in bunkering?
  • Will LNG lessons make ammonia adoption quicker? How will the matrix of fuels used come together?
  • 14:00 CET
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  • 15:15 CET
  • What are the main drivers and advantages in the decarbonisation of nitrogen fertilizers? Speakers include: - Argus, IFC and more...
  • A dual approach for carbon mitigation of nitrogen fertilizers: how to optimise upstream production and reduce waste downstream in the soil?
  • How to solve a problem like urea? How will low carbon ammonia benefit farmers, agriculture and serve as an opportunity beyond the current scope for producers?
  • Traceability: how will products be certified and labelled, and their blue or green credentials be accounted for under global schemes? How will this help enable wider adoption of low carbon solutions?

Moderator: Oliver Hatfield, VP Sustainable Fertilizers, Argus

Speakers include: Dr Ramabhadran (RB) Balaji, Principal Industry Advisor, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

2021 Round up

Start End
  • 16:00 CET
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  • 17:15 CET
  • 2021 Round-up: Strategic review of the developments for green ammonia and what is to come for 2022 and beyond
  • What have been the main bright spots for green ammonia in 2021? How do you see these continuing in 2022?
  • What are your expectations for developments in 2022?

Moderator: Oliver Hatfield, VP Sustainable Fertilizers, Argus