FuelPositive's Green Ammonia Production System
FuelPositive’s containerized green ammonia production system changes all that. Our system requires less energy to produce compared to grey ammonia.
That reduced energy requirement is a game-changer, keeping production costs down – in the range of $560 per tonne. FuelPositive’s green ammonia offers all of the utility of ammonia without the pollution from its production – at an affordable and steady price.
And because our system can produce green ammonia in situ, or on site where it is used, no long-distance distribution system or supply chain is required. Steady price and reliable supply.
Our production systems take air, water and a sustainable electricity source to produce green anhydrous ammonia. The system comprises a nitrogen generator to produce nitrogen from air, a water electrolyzer to produce hydrogen from water, and a novel green ammonia synthesis convertor to produce ammonia from the hydrogen and nitrogen. Our provisional patent is for the green ammonia synthesis convertor technology.
Our first full-sized containerized production systems are currently being built to produce commercially viable quantities of green ammonia for end users to use in their operations, wherever they are needed. The systems are built around highly versatile 20- and 40-foot container footprints, so that our modular and scalable systems can be easily transported. Our first demonstration system will produce up to 300 kilograms of green ammonia per day – enough to fertilize and power farms ranging in size from hundreds to thousands of acres.
FuelPositive is working with National Compressed Air Canada Ltd. to build our first demonstration system – we call it a “plant in a box”, and we are building two additional systems to follow. Each unit is being built to withstand the harsh Canadian climate with long, cold winters and hot summers – a manufacturing process we call “climatizing”.
Ease of Use
Our system has been designed to make its operation simple, despite its advanced technology. Customers will receive onsite training, but there will be little for them to do, because we’ve designed the system with over 145 remotely monitored points. FuelPositive can monitor it, optimize it, and maintain it from our location, and use our machine learning and AI software to keep things running smoothly.
We expect the lifecycle of our systems will be several decades, with periodic upgrades. For instance, we expect to do a first catalyst upgrade at the 15-year mark. Downtime for things like upgrading a component will be minimal because, unlike a large refinery, our system can be started and stopped quickly.
And we’ll be continually advancing the technology, so, due to its modular design and remote connectivity, each customer will be able to take advantage of new technologies as they become available.
With our novel converter design, we can also vary the rate of output of our system in real-time to respond to the variable input of many renewable energy sources.
We’ve worked hard to engineer and build a technological solution that works away in the background while dramatically improving the global environment and outcomes for our end users.
For details about our costing model and timeline, look here.
To learn about our Letter of Intent with Manitoba farmers Tracy and Curtis Hiebert, look here.