Could ‘dirty’ Ammonia be the clean fuel of the future?
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- Mar 25, 2020 3:49 pm GMTMar 25, 2020 3:09 pm GMT
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The ammonia market is worth about 33 billion dollars accounting for a staggering 1.8% of global carbon emissions. Produced under super high pressures from Hydrogen and Nitrogen; Ammonia production is energy intensive and more than a little bit ‘dirty’ when it comes to carbon emissions.
Ammonia in liquid form provides a tantalizing potential for a green fuel; even if it does have a few challenges!
Could ammonia really be the fuel of the future? I’ve recently been looking at Hydrogen and it’s clear that one of the biggest challenges of Hydrogen as a fuel is it’s density in gaseous form along with high costs storing and transporting it.... Ammonia in liquid form provides a tantalizing potential solution even if it does have a few challenges (Ammonia is explosive, toxic and very smelly!). Potential early applications for ammonia as a fuel include shipping and maybe even aviation!