Tag: ammonia

NREL finds method for more sustainable ammonia production

NREL finds method for more sustainable ammonia production

April 25, 2016 |

In Colorado, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated the way a new process using light to reduce dinitrogen in ammonia could inspire the development of more sustainable processes for ammonia production. According to the study, photochemical (photon) energy can serve as a substitute for the adenosine 5′-triphosphate (ATP)-dependent electron transfer mechanism […]

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Texas Tech duo envisions small-scale ammonia fuel systems

Texas Tech duo envisions small-scale ammonia fuel systems

September 9, 2011 |

In Texas, John Fleming of SilverEagles Energy and Jim Maxwell with Texas Tech University report that they are working up a process to produce ammonia as fuel.  If successful, their system can be installed at local filling stations where it will produce hydrogen by electrolysis and then pull nitrogen from the atmosphere by way of […]

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Cellulosic bioproducts pre-treatment: now with ammonia!

Cellulosic bioproducts pre-treatment: now with ammonia!

July 22, 2011 |

In New Mexico, researchers with Los Alamos and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and others,  have found that an ammonia pretreatment significantly reduced the tightness of the cellulose network and left it more vulnerable to conversion into sugar by fungi-derived cellulolytic enzymes.

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Ammonia-powered vehicles? GreenNH3 says yes.

Ammonia-powered vehicles? GreenNH3 says yes.

[ 1 ] May 12, 2011 |

In Canada, GreenNH3 has developed the patent-pending GreenGas machine that makes anhydrous ammonia fuel for use in cars, trucks, and a wide range of other vehicle for just 50 cents a liter. It has also developed a converter system for cars that allows the driver to switch between running on gasoline and running on NH3 […]

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