Monolith Leader Elected to Ammonia Energy Association Board of Directors | Monolith
Monolith Leader Elected to Ammonia Energy Association Board of Directors

Monolith Leader Elected to Ammonia Energy Association Board of Directors

August 24th, 2023

Lincoln, NE

Pankaj Chadha, a proven leader with 30+ years’ experience in ammonia, hydrogen and decarbonization, will serve a two-year term as Director

Monolith, a global leader in commercial-scale carbon black production using the methane pyrolysis process, is proud to announce Pankaj Chadha has been elected to the Ammonia Energy Association (AEA) Board of Directors. The AEA is a global non-profit industry association that promotes the responsible use of ammonia in a sustainable energy economy.

“On behalf of the AEA, we’re honored to welcome Pankaj Chadha to the Board,” said Trevor Brown, Executive Director, Ammonia Energy Association. “Pankaj has long been active with the AEA and we’re thrilled to see him step into this new role as we collectively work to accelerate the adoption of ammonia energy.”

Chadha joined Monolith in 2021 and leads clean materials market research for the company.

The AEA’s mission encompasses both the decarbonization of ammonia for existing applications, as well as the adoption of low-carbon ammonia in new applications, which aligns with Monolith’s to create a green, carbon-zero world by 2050. Established in 2004, the AEA membership currently includes 165 corporations around the world.

“Pankaj is a seasoned ammonia expert and proven industry leader,” said Rob Hanson, cofounder and CEO, Monolith. “We value his outstanding contributions to Monolith and are thrilled he is sharing his talents with the AEA.”

The nominating committee reviewed candidates based on a set of criteria, including history and engagement with the AEA, professional experience and geographic diversity to reflect the distribution of its global membership. Chadha’s term on the 19-person board will run from June 2023 to March 2025.

Using methane pyrolysis powered by renewable electricity, Monolith has production facilities in Hallam, Nebraska that currently produce clean carbon black and has announced plans to scale production of cleanly-made ammonia for use by industries including agriculture. Monolith’s location in the U.S. Corn Belt makes it uniquely positioned to distribute clean ammonia used in fertilizer to help feed a growing national and world population.


About Monolith

Monolith is a next‐generation hydrogen and materials company that has developed proprietary technology to convert conventional, renewable or responsibly-sourced natural gas into carbon black and hydrogen in a more environmentally sound manner. Monolith is backed by investors including Azimuth Capital Management, Cornell Capital, Decarbonization Partners, Imperative Science Ventures, Magnetar Capital, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, NextEra Energy Resources Inc., SK Inc., TPG Rise Climate and Warburg Pincus. For more information on Monolith, visit

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