Green Hydrogen Pipeline & Shipping Question
October 04, 2022
By Guy J Swanson, For Green
Players primarily. And our key suppliers.
Our Green Play Ammonia™ calculations indicate the cost to move
Hydrogen as Ammonia starts at 20 cents per Kilo of H2 at the first 100
miles and not $2.00 per Kilo H2.
In other words
it does not cost $10,000 to move 22 tons of Ammonia or 3,526 kilos
of Hydrogen a distance of 100 miles or 2 hours of transport time.
There is no
such thing as a Hydrogen Pipeline. The US has about 1,200 miles in
less than 1 inch diameter special metallurgy pipes in refineries.
ammonia pipelines world-wide.
The best way
to move hydrogen is not H2 but as low pressure NH3. As Ammonia is
presently moved around the world.
are targeted to ammonia fueling in 2025. Gas Turbines are also being
developed for Ammonia fueling.
Twins are H2 and NH3. One must have the other in a marriage of
transportation, storage and Ammonium fueling.
If it costs
$1.50 to transport 1 Kilo of H2 half way around the world there are
no buyers. The cost to build is projected at $1.60 per Kilo with
Green Play ammonia.
reading is available at the Ammonia Energy Association. A seminar in
Phoenix, AZ is listed for November 14, 2022. The second USA sited
and held for world-wide participation.
of ammonia could cause major wars and failures of economies…similar
to Putin’s war. It is best built locally. Oligarchs outrun all
countries and logic. Oligarchs Hedge Fund Managers are the problem
in building cheap energy.
Clean Technica and Graph reports. We consider the article data
questionable with regards to trucks and ammonia pipelines and cracking
Remember H2 is seldom successful in the commercial, industrialized
Hydrogen is never used in commercial rocket ships.
NASA has not figured that out yet after several launch failures and 60
years of testing.
The devilish Hydrogen has a Binary Twin that is the not so dangerous,
non-explosive and always gives ample warning, and that is Zero Carbon,
locally built NH3…the secret of making the devil Hydrogen go to work
Crackers work well and now at a 2.5% energy loss in development and
Please note as a
double check we did a quote check with Southwest Transport of Hugoton,KS
for our costs to move Ammonia 150 miles or roughly 3 hours out and back
to the Ammonia Plant is included.
Thus we have some
questions about the viability of the Graph. Which we will not question
externally….it is good to know that this is very incorrect information
that others will absorb.
A quote from the best…..Per Southwest Transport or Martin Trucking of
Western Kansas, Hugoton,
The specific cost of DOT transport delivery is $33.60 per ton plus a 44%
fuel charge at 150 miles loaded and return empty.
This is $48.18 per ton NH3 at 150 mile radius, in and back
with Hazmat Driver of powerful safety operator character.
This is a standard 10,800 gallon transport with a 22 ton payload. The
cost is $1,059 per load.
A ton of Ammonia has 160 Kilograms of H2.
The 150 mile trip is moving 3,520 Kilograms of H2 for $1,059.
The cost to move ammonia 150 miles is 30.11 cents per Kilogram.
The cost to move ammonia 100 miles is 20.05 cents per Kilogram or $32.08
per ton of NH3.
The Southwestern, Quote is to cover our plants at Burlington, Co, and
Pampa, Texas delivering in radius of 150 miles.
This would include an area of very significant volume for these two
plants……of 4,000 tons.
This would be 181 truck-loads of Ammonia. The two plants would build
enough ammonia annually for 350 to 375 truck-loads.
Total revenue source is $191,852 to move 4,000 tons. This is about 50%
to 55% of the total plant production of the two plants at Pampa and
How to out compete
the Mega Plants….by keeping Ammonia a locally built product and always
available at a fair price. The National security and timing of use is
resolved. The Renewable NH3 is not connected to the Grid. Oligarch
pricing is stopped since the pricing is fair and based on cost of
production and not market to bear pricing. Marginal dryland
production areas get better returns if they can use Ammonia profitably
and less is required with Exactrix Technology. Areas like Hugoton,
Kansas, Garden City, KS or Pampa, Texas must have reasonable fertilizer
cost and always available at their dryland and irrigated farms.
A Green Play
Ammonia staffing conclusion, A point and our key point of 10 key
points….Build 2,000 optimized scale plants with a delivery area radius
maximum of 30 minutes or 30 miles from the Green Play Ammonia Plant. A
delivered cost of $250 to $333 per 22 ton.
Truck moves Hydrogen at a net payload of 300 Kilograms H2. The hydrogen
tube trailer empty weighs 58,000 lbs.
Mountain Doubles, Super B Trains can move up 132,000 lbs. gross and net
delivery at 42 ton NH3. A popular choice in the West and Canada.
Moving hydrogen as
ammonia has a 12 times advantage using a cracker to produce H2 at the
Always store Hydrogen as
ammonia. The advantage is 250 times less cost. The ammonia steel tanks
go up in value over time. Composite tanks go down to scrap rate in 20
years. Your best choice is steel storage tanks for H2 in plant design at
H2 Stored as ammonia at
92 psi at 60 degrees F Costs $11.82 Per Kilo of storage investment. H2
stored as H2 costs $500 per Kilo H2 storage investment.
A steel tube trailer is
$833 per kilo H2 at $250,000 investment.
A 10,800 gallon ammonia
trailer with a net of 22 ton of NH3 (3,520 kilos H2) cost $150,000 or
$42.61 per Kilo H2 as NH3.
Storage Hydrogen must be
limited to a very small investment in composite tanks.
Always Available and Competitive
Local Built Ammonia, A total cost savings of $726 per load with each
plant producing 163 delivered, 22 ton loads. A total annual cost savings
and competitive advantage of $118,799 per plant. A total cash value at
5% annualized plant value of $2,375 million over 20 years per single
plant. And with 2,000 plants running 4 .75 billion dollars over 20
For now we accept the start of the first
Decagon of 10 plants on the Great Plains….and about 2.5 hours apart or
$1,000 apart at maximum between plants or $48 per ton DOT transports.
This is very acceptable but not as
competitive since we are raising farm gate landed cost about 20% based
on transport into plants in the interlinking of plants. We could easily
drop the cost to 5% or less over the Cost of the Ammonia FOB plant with
plants separated by 60 miles.
Our Ammonia Pricing is very competitive
at $247 per ton to $300 per ton at the Plant….and about $48.00 per ton
to deliver at Hugoton or Garden City, KS.
Our competitor would try to supply from a
Mega Plant from Australia with a similar cost of production and that
will not happened with a Green Play Ammonia Plant about 60 miles apart.
Location of The Best Fruit of the Tree
depends on the Management.
Green Play Ammonia is not exportable.
The critical and key workhorse is breed
to work locally to build land values and keep the hedge fund managers
Stranded Inland Green Play Ammonia™ is
built locally with the Air, Water and Wind and Solar assets of the Great
American Dessert. Our NH3 is
guaranteed Green and Fungible with Zero Carbon build.
Ammonia plants are inland and at least 715 to miles to any Texas coast
line port and about 923 miles to the Mississippi River, Donaldsonville,
The Free Market
Green Ammonia with a Fungible Certificate would have a delivered
incoming world market price of estimated $247 per ton plus $229.37
freight above world market price at North American seaports.
Australia would require a Blue Water Navy to protect our National
Security. Delivery from Australia is just not feasible to provide low
cost hydrogen to the Inland areas of North America.
Australia might work for Japan if the US Navy can protect the transport
Ammonia Energy Association
Clear….. Green Play
Ammonia is highly competitive because it is locally built by local
people. It is stored on farm locally. “Hell or High Water”, It is made
locally 24/7 and always timely available.
The Tulsa, OK,
Port of Catoosa area is considered a far western penetration point for
barge traffic at 367 miles to Hugoton or about 2.44 times $1,059 or $117
Catoosa, OK, a
seaport to Donaldsonville, LA via the Mississippi and Arkansas River is
700 miles. Barges move Ammonia very effectively at about ½ the cost or
$112 per ton. So the total cost to move ammonia inland is $229 to
Rail delivery of
Ammonia is now very expensive in the US and it is only available on
certain international high quality rail lines such as the Spokane
International, CP/UP. A return to local delivery of Ammonia by rail
would require a complete upgrade of trackage. The USA Rail Car fleet has
been retired at the end of 40 years of service of 30,000 gallon rail
Today we need a
heavy investment into railroads and timed delivery which is not a
This is why dams and
rivers are now the safest and best way to move ammonia inland from
world markets…but this comes to an end quickly due to costs to
transport, store and make the NH3 as timely as possible.
River navigation interruptions and poor levees has been questionable to
Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Kansas markets.
It is clear…A
trucker needs to sleep in his own bed at night. You will get the highest
quality driver if he can be with his family.
A Green Play
Ammonia scenario that meets human family needs up to 5 hours out from
the main plant…and 5 hours back. This is about 250 miles or 500 miles
This means any
sort of Ammonia river barge delivery will require drivers that go 250
miles or $80 per ton adder on top of the NH3 barge costs….and the
question is…will the highly reliable supplier have Green Ammonia in the
designs eventually play into the hands of Hedge Fund Managers.
Ammonia Energy Association
Ammonia solves the Fungible NH3 Green Zero Carbon Question….is it really
Green Ammonia and Guaranteed Analysis 82.42%? Is it built local at a
fair competitive price? Does the plant meet the needs of the grid and
Cracker efficiency should reach efficiency of 97.5% or about a 2.5%
energy loss by 2025.
Guy J Swanson
Exactrix Global Systems
4501 East Trent Avenue