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.
FuelPositive’s patent-pending first-of-its-kind modular and scalable Carbon-Free NH3 technology takes water, air and a sustainable electricity source and converts that efficiently into a versatile, non-polluting material that can then be stored and used in multiple applications, including as a clean fuel source.
The FuelPositive Carbon-Free NH3 technology can be leveraged for multiple applications: smaller stand-alone fuel generation systems will be appropriate to generate fossil fuel replacement for transportation companies; agricultural systems will be suitable for significant farming enterprises; and grid storage systems for significant hydro, wind, solar or geothermal electricity generation operations around the world.
The opportunities to deploy FuelPositive’s Carbon-Free NH3 technology on a global scale to support reduced greenhouse gas emissions targets is profound. Learn more about a few of the applications for FuelPositive’s technology here.