There are a number of significant initiatives being undertaken around the world to decarbonize the transportation industry, including passenger cars, trucks and urban transportation systems, to name only a few. Electric- and hydrogen-powered vehicles are the two leading alternatives being considered. Both are cost-intensive and highly problematic, especially when scaling to the levels needed globally. New innovations are needed.
Most people don’t realize it, but ammonia can be used as a fossil fuel replacement in gasoline, diesel and other fossil fuel burning engines and turbines. In fact, NASA’s X-15 aircraft, which set speed and altitude records in the 1950s, was fueled by ammonia.
By using a straightforward conversion process, FuelPositive’s carbon-free NH3 could be a suitable fuel for any vehicle on the road today, with no CO2 emissions.
And unlike hydrogen, there already exists a huge infrastructure for the storage and transportation of ammonia around the world.
FuelPositive simplifies things even further by supplying smaller and scalable carbon-free NH3 production systems where the actual end-user consumption of the fuel takes place.
We can visualize a model where trucking companies use FuelPositive’s carbon-free NH3 fuel systems situated within their existing refuelling depots.
For urban transit and delivery fleets, the FuelPositive carbon-free NH3 technology can be installed strategically throughout their distribution and route networks.
Gas stations could easily be retrofitted to have FuelPositive carbon-free NH3 systems installed on site to produce and store clean fuel 24/7, in a process similar to refuelling a gasoline-, diesel- or propane-powered vehicle today.
Likewise, FuelPositive’s production systems could supply fuel for air, rail and marine travel.
The opportunities are endless. When the FuelPositive carbon-free NH3 technology is installed with access to a renewable energy source, carbon-free fuel can be available anywhere the modular and scalable FuelPositive system is located.