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 reactor with a catalyst, NH3 is formed, as is a significant amount of CO2 as a by-product.
With the filing on June 6, 2021 of a comprehensive provisional patent related to our core carbon-free NH3 technology, FuelPositive has in place the foundational intellectual property protection for its green ammonia and hydrogen systems.
The provisional patent also includes a number of other technology initiatives related to the core technology that will be built upon further and appropriately protected.