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Clean energy startup to expand to Houston with $40M facility
Brooklyn, New York-based clean energy startup Amogy, which specializes in turning ammonia into power, is spending more than $40 million to convert a Houston building into a manufacturing facility.
Amogy says the 54,000-square-foot, four-acre plant, set to open in 2024, “signifies a pivotal step in [our] journey toward commercialization and its commitment to accelerating the global energy transition.”
Amogy’s ammonia-to-energy system will be assembled at the facility, located at 12221 N. Houston Rosslyn Road. So far, the system has been piloted in a drone, tractor, and semi-trailer truck. Amogy is retrofitting a tugboat to be the world’s first ammonia-powered vessel.
The startup’s product, known as a powerpack, is designed to enable carbon-free mobility in sectors such as shipping, transportation, and power generation.
“Amogy believes the adoption of ammonia as a renewable fuel will play a pivotal role in diversifying the landscape of clean energy solutions, thereby ensuring global energy security,” the company says.
Amogy plans to hire about 200 people for the Houston facility, including manufacturing workers, mechanical technicians, welders, health and safety specialists, operations professionals, and sales professionals.
“The Amogy Houston site will be a state-of-the-art facility able to manufacture our clean energy solution at scale,” says Daniel MacCrindle, chief operations officer at Amogy. “We are working quickly to hire and equip the facility so we can begin production.”
Seonghoon Woo, co-founder and CEO of Amogy, says the startup picked Houston for the facility to be close to customers, suppliers, and prospective employees.
Since being founded in 2020, Amogy has collected nearly $220 million in funding. Investors include Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, AP Ventures, SK Innovation, Aramco Ventures, and Mitsubishi.