Accelera Signs MOU with KBR to Collaborate on Integrated Green Ammonia

*This press release was originally distributed as Cummins Inc. As of March 8, 2023, Accelera by Cummins is the new brand for Cummins’ New Power business segment.

Global technology and power solutions leader Accelera by Cummins and KBR (NYSE: KBR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on offering a complete and integrated solution to produce ammonia from renewable sources, commonly referred to as green ammonia. As leaders in their respective markets, Accelera in proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis to generate hydrogen, and KBR with ammonia technologies, the companies have committed to explore the benefits of tightly integrated technologies that aim to provide significant capital and operational savings for their customers.

“Accelera is excited to work with KBR to deliver turnkey solutions for green ammonia customers,” said Amy Davis, President at Accelera. “We are scaling our electrolyzer technology to deliver green hydrogen at the scale required for these 250+ megawatt projects. With KBR’s expertise and history with ammonia technologies, we plan to make a significant impact on decarbonization by enabling the production of green ammonia. The interest and commitment from ammonia users to leverage clean technologies provides great opportunity.”

With the collaboration, Accelera brings extensive experience with its proprietary PEM electrolysis solution, already deployed around the world, including the largest PEM electrolyzer installation currently in operation in Bécancour, Canada. KBR brings its expertise related to proprietary hardware, catalyst and technical service for its K-GreeN® ammonia technology, as well as system engineering.

“We are very pleased to take this important step with Accelera,” says Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “Collectively, our companies have the proprietary knowhow and expertise that will allow us to offer an integrated ammonia solution to clients worldwide and help with achieving their corporate ESG initiatives.”