Some Green Ammonia related projects with involvement from GAWG members. To add new projects, contact Phil@gawg.info
Stored Ammonia For Energy (SAFE) is a program conceived to support the transition towards a zero-carbon economy via the use of highly hydrogenated molecules such as ammonia. The program, based at Cardiff University, evaluates different options to employ this chemical for support to renewable energy storage and distribution, efficient power generation, zero-carbon transportation and heat recovery, amongst other topics. Employing state-of-the-art techniques through novel concepts, robust institutional collaboration and continuous engagement with the government, the program will enable the development of incipient technologies and human resources for the best utilisation of ammonia as energy vector.
FLEXIS researchers are piloting a new integrated renewable power-to-power system demonstrator that uses ammonia as an intermediate energy storage medium generated from wind power via the well-established Haber-Bosch process.
The £1.5m proof-of-concept demonstrator facility – the first of its kind – was opened in Rutherford Appleton Laboratories (Harwell), Oxfordshire.
Source: University of Cardiff
Promotion of a hydrogen and ammonia energy society.
One objective: Power-to-Ammonia-to-Power
Demonstration of power to ammonia solution at lab scale. In order to achieve this objective, a small-scale ammonia reactor for NH3 synthesis will be designed, developed and tested, selecting the most suitable catalyzer and pressure/temperature operating conditions.
Until January 2023 Develop a computationally cost-effective numerical tool for Co-Optimisation of fuel blend and combustion system in a systematic way, and to examine how the conflicting requirements can be met by adding gaseous fuels (e.g., methane, hydrogen and syngas) to ammonia so that engine can be operated stably and reliably with improved thermal efficiency and minimal NOx emissions.
The Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre IDRIC seeks to, iter alia, de-risk the transition and deployment of zero-carbon fuels (ZCFs) by supporting designers and operators of heat and power plants through measurements (for CFD model development and validation), demonstration and life cycle assessment.