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Adams Fork Energy Plant to be an Anchor Project in the ARCH2 Hydrogen Hub Application
Adams Fork Energy, CNX Resources, and other partners have announced plans for a multi-billion-dollar clean ammonia production facility in Mingo County, West Virginia, with construction expected to begin in 2024. The facility will have an initial annual ammonia production capacity of 2,160,000 metric tons, with the possibility of further expansion.
The project developers have partnered with CNX to provide fuel and carbon sequestration services. Adams Fork Energy is an anchor project in the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub's (ARCH2) application to the U.S. Department of Energy, which aims to establish a regional hub involving private industry, state and local government, academic institutions, NGOs, and community organizations across Northern Appalachia.
Adams Fork has garnered significant bipartisan support at the federal, state, and local levels and is projected to displace over 2.7 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent per year. By utilizing low carbon intensity Appalachian natural gas as feedstock and implementing carbon capture technology, the facility will achieve a reduced carbon intensity profile.
Ammonia is recognized as an efficient hydrogen carrier, resulting in zero carbon emissions when combusted. Its primary use is in agriculture as a fertilizer, but it also has applications in heating, power generation, refrigeration, water purification, and the manufacturing of plastics, textiles, and pesticides.