Hy2gen, a German startup specializing in the development of plants for renewable hydrogen, together with the Mexican company MexCo, has plans to build a green ammonia plant powered by 208 megawatts of solar PV and 415 megawatts of wind power. It will require an investment of €1.1 billion ($1.2 billion).
Located in the southern state of Campeche, the Marengo plant will have 200 megawatts of electrolyzer capacity and will be a 100 percent green ammonia project. As the first green ammonia plant in the country, Marengo will be an off-grid facility and produce the green hydrogen and green ammonia independently, with an annual production volume of 180,000 tonnes.
The site is conveniently located right next to a port, making it ideal for export — especially to Europe. Fuel will be produced for the shipping industry, and nitrogen fertilizer developed from green ammonia could be a large local sales market in Mexico. The project also will promote the desalination of seawater