JGC Corporation demonstrates “world’s first” carbon-free ammonia energy cycle

Click to enlarge. The Energy Chain Utilizing CO2-free Ammonia. JGC Corporation, World’s First Successful Ammonia Synthesis Using Renewable Energy-Based Hydrogen and Power Generation, 10/18/2018
In late 2018, JGC Corporation issued a press release to celebrate a “world’s first” in ammonia energy, demonstrating at its pilot plant in Koriyama both “synthesis of ammonia with hydrogen produced through the electrolysis of water by renewable energy, and generation of electricity through gas turbines fueled by synthesized ammonia.”

By demonstrating the feasibility of using ammonia on both sides of the renewable energy equation — first, producing green ammonia from intermittent renewable electricity and, second, combusting this carbon-free fuel for power generation — the project demonstrates the role of ammonia in the “establishment of an energy chain … that does not emit CO2 (CO2-free) from production to power generation.”

Read the full article at AmmoniaIndustry.com.

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Robert Basford

For industry promotion UNSW Hy-Cycle fuel cell H2 fuel cell bicycle could be converted to NH3 fuel cell bicycle. Direct Amonia Fuel Cells are a more viable alternative in short term.