Thanks to the production of green hydrogen from water electrolysis, Enaex can use this gas to produce ammonia, the raw material for ammonium nitrate, manufactured at the Prillex America plant in Mejillones.
The Company seeks to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a greener mining industry.
In order to have more sustainable operations and align with customers and their challenges, Enaex is committed to decarbonization in the production of clean ammonium nitrate.
Thanks to new contracts, during 2023 the first shipment of Clean Ammonia will arrive to be used in the Prillex America Plant, along with all relevant international certifications.
Taking advantage of the facilities in Cachimayo, Peru – where everything from hydrogen to ammonia is produced – the company plans to have a clean product by the end of 2023.
To this end, improvements are being made at the Peruvian plant, ranging from using renewable energy sources to cutting-edge technology to reduce the greenhouse effect of the nitric acid plant.
Enaex Brasil installed its first plant powered by solar energy. Since February 2023, the first photovoltaic plant has been in operation at the Escada facilities, supplying renewable energy to the operation.
In total, there are 248 modules that generate a power of 135.16kW. In other words: enough power to supply electricity to 100 households.