Pilot Scale Green Ammonia Production in Nepal. GAP-NEPAL

GAP-NEPAL stands for Green Ammonia Production in Nepal. The project aims towards contribution to domestic economy and better utilization of hydropower electricity in context of Nepal.

From a country with hours of load-shedding a few years back to surplus production capability now, Nepal Electricity Authority has been continuously striving to increase the industrial loads within the county. The organization is facing a lot of geo-political-technical challenges in the context of the dynamic electricity trade market. Considering such opportunities and challenges in the energy sector of Nepal, nothing can be more promising than the inception of green ammonia industrial plants. The environment-friendly product, green ammonia and its derivatives, have a wide range of applications in the agricultural, industrial, transportation, and energy sectors. However, it is a well-known fact that the initiation of any transformation is the most challenging task, and could be the same while adapting our country as a green ammonia-producing nation. To interconnect the surplus hydropower electricity scenario and green ammonia plants as the future industrial loads, Green Hydrogen Lab (Kathmandu University) has been providing engineering services to Nepal Electricity Authority for the speedy start of a green ammonia industrial era in Nepal. The project was started in June 2022 to establish a showcase 5TPD green ammonia plant and demonstrate the prospects of the green ammonia-based economy to potential investors, stakeholders, governmental institutions, policymakers, national and international bodies, and many concerned entities.

  • To establish the need and prospects of green ammonia production in Nepal.
  • To prepare a detailed project report for a pilot-scale green ammonia plant setup.
  • To support NEA (Nepal Electricity Authority) for tender document preparation and bidding evaluation.
  • To strengthen the “Nepal Hydrogen Initiatives” program for academic and research engagements.
  • Detailed project report of a green ammonia pilot scale plant with the capacity of producing 5 tons of liquified green ammonia (-33oC, 1.013 barg) per day.
  • Academic profiles with expertise in green hydrogen technologies.
  • Laboratory Infrastructures to foster the hands-on experience in green hydrogen technologies
  1. Status and Prospect Study (KU)
  2. Detail Project Report (KU)
  3. Tender Announcement and Bidding Evaluation (KU and NEA)
  4. NHI Initiatives-Academic Degrees/Lab Setup
  • Nepal Electricity Authority


  • Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)                 


  • MoU signed between KU and NEA for the production of Green Ammonia from Green Hydrogen.