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Amogy To Open New $40 Million Manufacturing Facility In Houston

Amogy Inc., a pioneer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions, recently announced its expansion to Houston, with renovation underway on a 53,000-square-foot manufacturing facility within its four acres of leased space.

“This expansion signifies a pivotal step in Amogy’s journey toward commercialization and its commitment to accelerating the global energy transition,” the company said in a press release. Amogy’s energy solution involves turning ammonia into hydrogen at the site of use. It has partnered with Southern Towing in installing one of its ammonia powerpacks on a barge and is a partner in the first ammonia-powered towboat.

Set to be operational in early 2024, the manufacturing facility, an investment of more than $40 million, will be used for the assembly manufacturing of Amogy’s clean energy solution. This product, known as a “powerpack,” enables carbon-free mobility for hard-to-abate sectors, such as shipping, transportation and stationary power generation.

The facility, which was formerly used to produce oil and gas equipment, is located at 12221 N. Houston Rosslyn Road. “We chose Houston as the ‘energy capital of the world’ because we wanted to be near customers, suppliers and the right talent as we ramp up operations,” said Seonghoon Woo, CEO and co-founder of Amogy. “We are eager to begin manufacturing so we can deliver to customers globally.”

“The Amogy Houston site will be a state-of-the-art facility able to manufacture our clean energy solution at scale,” said Daniel MacCrindle, chief operations officer at Amogy. “We are working quickly to hire and equip the facility so we can begin production.”

Amogy expects to employ approximately 200 people at its Houston facility by the end of 2024, and hiring is already underway. Open positions include chemical, mechanical, electrical and system engineers with both basic and advanced degrees; manufacturing professionals; mechanical technicians; welders; EHS professionals; operations professionals; and sales professionals.

Founded in 2020 by four MIT PhD alumni, Amogy aims to enable the decarbonization of the hard-to-abate sectors, such as shipping, power generation and heavy-duty transportation, with its ammonia-based, emission-free, high energy-density power solutions. To date, Amogy’s ammonia-to-power technology has been demonstrated with success in a drone, tractor and semi truck, and the Amogy team is currently retrofitting a tugboat to be the world’s first ammonia-powered vessel. The company’s investors include Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, AP Ventures, SK Innovation, Aramco Ventures and Mitsubishi Corporation.