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KBR's Energy Efficient Ammonia Technology Selected by Monolith Materials for New Process with Zero CO2 Emissions

December 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today it has been awarded a contract for an ammonia synthesis loop (synloop) by Monolith Materials, Inc. for its fertilizer project in Hallam, Nebraska.

Under the terms of the contract, KBR will provide a technology license, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst for a 930 metric tons per day ammonia synloop project. This project will consume hydrogen as feedstock from an emission-free, commercial-scale facility developed by Monolith Materials to produce both carbon black and ammonia from natural gas, air and 100% renewable power.

The Monolith Materials process converts natural gas into carbon and hydrogen with zero carbon oxide emissions.  The carbon is used to produce carbon black, a vital material found in many everyday products including tires, belts/hoses, plastics, batteries and inks and the hydrogen to produce ammonia for fertilizer and chemical applications.

"KBR's energy-efficient ammonia technology is the first choice of ammonia producers globally. We are excited to be part of Monolith's environmentally transformative fertilizer project in Hallam," said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. "Our sustainable process technology solutions are leading the energy transition industry globally."

KBR's innovative ammonia technology is valued for its low energy usage, higher reliability and lower capital costs. KBR has licensed, engineered or constructed 244 ammonia plants worldwide making it the world's leading ammonia technology licensor. 

About KBR

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.


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KBR's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, any subsequent Form 10-Qs and 8-Ks, and other U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors that KBR has identified that may affect the business, results of operations and financial condition. Except as required by law, KBR undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.


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