Ammonia (NH3) is extremely versatile as it can be used in many sectors, to solve multiple challenges. NH3 is primarily (80+%) used as a fertilizer but it can also serve as a fuel in electricity production, a key element in feedstock and chemicals production, the main ingredient in cleaning materials, a fuel for engines and a refrigerant for cooling systems. Additionally, NH3 is the most efficient and low-cost way to store and transport hydrogen.
However, current NH3 manufacturing is one of the most concentrated global contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and has been produced virtually the same way for 100+ years. The process begins with separation of nitrogen from air. The hydrogen is produced by a process called “steam reforming-a-hydrocarbon” (SMR). By pressurizing and heating both gases together in a convertor with a catalyst, NH3 is formed, as is a significant amount of CO2 as a by-product.
Our flagship technology, a process for producing green ammonia, is protected under a non-provisional patent application. The FuelPositive system comprises a nitrogen generator to produce nitrogen from air, a water electrolyzer to produce hydrogen from water, and a novel Green Ammonia synthesis reactor to produce ammonia from the hydrogen and nitrogen.
On June 8, 2022 we announced that we have filed a U.S. Non-Provisional Patent Application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. non-provisional patent application serial number: 17/826641). The application claims priority out of FuelPositive’s U.S. Provisional Patent Application filed on June 7, 2021 and elaborates upon our inventive concepts.
We have also filed a companion Patent Co-Operation Treaty (“PCT”) Patent Application preserving our right to our proprietary invention in all 156 PCT member states. This PCT Patent Application also claims priority out of our U.S. Provisional Patent Application filed June 7, 2021.
The co-inventors listed on the FuelPositive provisional patent are Dr. Ibrahim Dincer and his team, and Dr. Ghassan Chehade. Their work and only their work is applicable.
In addition, we hold over 12 patents for our composition modified barium titanate energy storage technology.