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NOVATEK Develops Proprietary Low-Carbon Ammonia and Hydrogen Processes

Moscow, 27 December 2023. PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) was granted Russian patents for a large-scale low-carbon ammonia process and a large-scale pure hydrogen process based on ammonia cracking.

The low-carbon ammonia process, which NOVATEK developed in cooperation with Russian design institutes, is based on steam reforming of natural gas. The now-patented process design enables low-carbon ammonia production capacities of over 1 mmtpa per process train, as well as a smaller carbon footprint, which is achieved through energy-efficient solutions and 90% plus carbon capture and geological storage.

The large-scale ammonia cracking process is a major step towards a value chain that would allow bringing pure hydrogen to end consumers at a competitive and affordable price.

PAO NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global LNG market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG project. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. Upstream activities of the Company’s subsidiaries and joint ventures are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation.