Tour B1, 30 june: Tour leaders: Jørgen Lund Christiansen, journalist, organiser of 40 study tours to six continents, participant in 20 IFAJ congresses, columnist Henrik Lomholt Rasmussen, freelance journalist 600.000 t green ammonia from PtX HØST PtX Esbjerg is a leading, Danish Power-to-X project under development, deploy - ing large-scale industrial use of electrolysis-technology on gigawatt-level to produce ammonia. Powered entirely by renewables, HØST PtX Esbjerg will produce green am - monia for use in fertilizers and in fuels, contributing to the long-term sustainability of agriculture and shipping. Power-to-X (PtX) is a next generation renewable energy and storage technology which allows storage of electric energy by converting it into hydrogen and further into other energy forms. Upon completion, HØST PtX Esbjerg will be among the first gigawatt-scale PtX fa - cilities in Europe, producing app. 600,000 t of green ammonia annually. Excess heat from the plant will be used for emission-free district heating of app. 15,000 house - holds. The project is managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). CIP spe - cializes in energy infrastructure investments and is among the largest fund managers 14 globally within renewables. Established in Denmark in 2012, the company has seen considerable growth, and today CIP manages eight funds totaling a value of 16 bn EURO. HØST is Danish for ‘harvest.’ Run by famers for farmers En route from Esbjerg to Herning we will visit a farm cooperating with Danish Agro, af farm supply coop established I 1901. The coop is owned by 9.000 Danish farmers who are served from 60 branches across the country. Today, Danish Agro is an internation - al business with daughter companies in a number of countries, mainly in Northern Europe. The 2021 turnower reaches 5.3 billion euros. The core business areas are feed, premixes, fertilizers, plant protection, seeds, and energy – with a focus on the green agenda. National animal fair and ag leaders Thursday 30 June is the opening day of the national animal fair Landsskuet in Hern - ing. All five groups will arrive during the afternoon and have individual time. At the end of the day Martin Merrild, former president of the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and former mink farmer, will tell us about events and feelings, when the gov - ernment suddenly decided to kill not only 16 million mink but the whole industry. Before a BBQ dinner, we will also meet Merrilds successor Søren Søndergaard, who will give a talk based on the congress theme, see page 31, and answer questions. Martin Merrild (left) and Søren Søndergaard.
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