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Ammonia Energy Live February - 2021

Last week we presented the first episode in our monthly webinar series: Ammonia Energy Live. Every month we’ll explore the wonderful world of ammonia energy and the role it will play in global decarbonisation - with an Australian twist. To kick

Observations on green ammonia production scaleup and the potential for job creation

Green ammonia provides Australia with the opportunity to export our abundant renewable resources.  A key benefit to the nation is the jobs created in an expanded ammonia export industry, allowing transition from carbon-based energy to cleaner sources. Drawing on cases study analysis of green ammonia plants scaled from 25 to 2500 tonnes of ammonia per day, the impact of a range of production cost elements is assessed focusing on ammonia production.

The Investment Case for Sustainable Ammonia Synthesis Technologies

For 100 years, we have made ammonia with the Haber-Bosch process, almost always using a fossil fuel feedstock. Recently, though, government policy, academic innovation, commercial opportunity, and human morality have combined to spur the development of new, “green” ammonia manufacturing processes: sustainable, low-carbon technologies. These new synthesis methods augur a future in which, instead of the single, over-riding drive toward the economies of scale associated with Haber-Bosch, an array of different feedstocks, uses, and business models will support a multiplicity of competing technologies serving multiple markets. This presentation aims to introduce the factors affecting the appetite for commercialization and adoption…

NH3 from Renewable-source Electricity, Water, and Air: Technology Options and Economics Modeling

Our company, Alaska Applied Sciences, Inc. has developed a simple cost modeling tool based on capital recovery factor (CRF), for a client, to analyze, “Under what conditions will the technology in question produce NH3, at a plant gate cost competitive with NH3 from extant sources, from renewable-source electricity, water, and air?” We will report the results of several case assumptions based on Electrolysis plus Haber-Bosch technology. We will also present a catalog of apparently credible technologies for synthesizing NH3 from renewables-source electricity, water, and air.

Expanding the Market for Renewable NH3

This report describes the market conditions for various projects using the Solid State Ammonia Synthesis (SSAS) Renewable NH3 process. We address the following activities: possible issues with the scale of the process, some schemes that induce a population to change fuel sources for their energy needs, financial requirements for the creation of new renewable energy sources and new SSAS plants. We discuss methods of monetization for producers, and some of the issues related to the risks of such monetization, and we suggest ways that Renewable NH3 can be a valuable investment as well as an energy source. The conclusion is…