We provide materials for industries
At MAE, we have the necessary experience and technical capacity from working on large-scale industrial projects in the Atacama Desert and in other areas of northern Chile and Argentina.
These built skill sets, coupled with a strategic position in what will be a key hub to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia, give our company a distinct advantage in being an early market leader in providing commercial-scale green hydrogen and green ammonia to our customers in Chile and across the globe.
Given current energy prices in natural gas and other fuels, our production of green ammonia can be competitive, with predictable long-term prices.
Our strategy aims to supply the growing market for green ammonia in its various uses and applications
These include agriculture, chemicals, marine fuel and -critically- for power generation. These different uses, as Chile’s National Green Hydrogen Strategy points out, will roll out gradually over the next few years. As this process unfolds, MAE will be ready to produce clean and sustainable green hydrogen and green ammonia for Chile and the world.
Providing a green path for a new generation of fertilizers
Fertilizers have improved crop yields and nutrition, an essential improvement to meet the demands of the world's growing population. However, the decarbonization of its processes is a challenge for modern agriculture.
34% of the chemical industry's emissions come from the production of gray ammonia used in agriculture. Decreasing these figures through the use of green ammonia will have a positive impact on the environment.
At MAE, we provide a solution that makes it easier for the agricultural industry to adopt more sustainable fertilization practices by including green ammonia in their processes.
Critical for a connected global economy
Around 90% of global goods are transported on ships, making it essential to transform the industry with sustainable and efficient fuel.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008, and the decarbonization target is expected to be even more ambitious.
At MAE, we are convinced that green ammonia represents a sustainable and cost-competitive fuel option for shipping. Green ammonia presents advantages in terms of its global production capacity, cost reduction, distribution, storage, volumetric and weight density, and efficiency.
A critical and carbon-free alternative to keep the lights on
The global power industry faces the major challenge of achieving decarbonization as quickly as possible. This industry generates 13,500 MTPA of CO2 emissions.
Green ammonia emerges as an excellent option for countries with limited or no capacity to produce renewable energy. Importing green ammonia represents the best alternative to achieve a more sustainable electricity mix.
Japan and Korea are key examples, both are targeting an aggressive plan for imports of green ammonia for co-firing with coal in a transition toward migrating to clean energy generation with 100% green ammonia.