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Ammonia Energy Conference 2019

November 12 – 14  •  Orlando, FL

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  1. Optional: join the Ammonia Energy Association. AEA Members receive a discount code for conference registration (worth up to $410 per person). Become an Industry Member (for companies / employees) or join as an Individual Member (for academics, students, non-profits). Learn more about Membership Benefits.
  2. Register for the AIChE Annual Meeting at the AIChE website (log in using your AIChE username / password, or create a guest account).
  3. Select “Ammonia Energy” on page 2 of the AIChE registration form.
  4. Optional: enter your AEA Member discount code on page 3.

Once you have registered with AIChE, no further registration is required to attend the technical presentations of the Ammonia Energy Conference.

For hotel reservations, follow the instructions on the AIChE website: hotel information.

Ammonia Energy Conference 2019

Like last year, the Ammonia Energy Conference has two parts: the Topical Conference, consisting of technical presentations, and the Implementation Conference, consisting of closed-door workshops followed by open plenary sessions featuring keynote speeches, panel discussions, and audience debate. Both events are hosted within the AIChE Annual Meeting.

With more than 50 talks scheduled across three days, the Topical Conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn from and network with key technology and project developers. Our speakers represent the full ammonia energy value chain, from sustainable ammonia synthesis to the use of ammonia as a fuel and energy carrier, and will provide insights into both near-term commercial activities and long-term technical potential for ammonia energy.

The Implementation Conference aims to accelerate the adoption of ammonia in a sustainable energy economy, with additional programming exclusively for AEA Members, and workshops that focus on setting the agenda for the Ammonia Energy Association moving forward.

Ammonia Energy Topical Conference: Nov 12 – 14

Unlike last year’s one-day Topical Conference, this year’s three-day event allows all of our technical presentations to be longer (18 minutes each plus 5 minutes Q&A). This means that attendees will get a higher quality of engagement with the research being presented, and better opportunities for networking among our international gathering of academics, policy-makers, and industry representatives.

Two highlights of the Topical Conference will be our evening receptions. On Tuesday, November 12, from 6pm to 8pm, we will host our biggest ever Poster Session, showcasing more than 20 research projects from around the world. On Wednesday, November 13, from 6pm to 8pm, we invite all attendees to join our Platinum Reception, with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, to hear our Keynote Speech by Rob Stevens from Yara International ASA, in which he will discuss Decarbonized Ammonia for Food and Energy.

The full schedule of technical presentations follows below.

Ammonia Energy Implementation Conference: Nov 14

This year’s Implementation Conference is also hosted within the AIChE Annual Meeting, meaning that attendees only need to register once for both the Topical Conference and the Implementation Conference, and there is only one venue for all events. Participation in the morning workshops of the Implementation Conference is reserved for Industry Members of the Ammonia Energy Association (learn about Membership).

In the afternoon, everybody is welcome to attend two plenary sessions, which will feature Keynote Speeches by Cédric Philibert, former International Energy Agency senior analyst, and Shigeru Muraki from the Green Ammonia Consortium. Each keynote will be followed by a panel discussion, broadening out into a general audience debate, with contributions welcomed from all attendees.

Registration is now open via AIChE, however, all members of the AEA are entitled to a discount on registration. Membership purchase and the member discount codes will be available online in early August. Please wait for more information before registering. If you are not yet on our e-mailing list, please subscribe today and you will be notified when these are available.

The full schedule of presentations follows below. Abstracts will be uploaded to this site in the coming weeks, or they can be viewed now at the AIChE Annual Meeting website.

Ammonia Energy Conference – Technical Schedule

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

SESSION 1: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ammonia Synthesis: Intrinsically Carbon-Free Production

Solid Oxide Technology for Ammonia Production and Use
John Bøgild Hansen*, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark

Demonstration and Optimization of Green Ammonia Production Operation Responding to Fluctuating Hydrogen Production from Renewable Energy
Yasushi Fujimura*, Mototaka Kai, Takayoshi Fujimoto, Sho Fujimoto, JGC Corporation, Yokohama, Japan; Ryousuke Atsumi, Tetsuya Nanba, Renewable Energy Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan; Masayasu Nishi, Takehisa Mochizuki, Research Institute of Energy Frontier, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Sustainable Ammonia Production from Sun, Air and Water
Dorottya Guban*, Josua Vieten*, Martin Roeb*, Christian Sattler, Institute of Solar Research, DLR (German Aerospace Center), Germany

Coupling Integral Molten Salt Reactor to Ammonia Production Via Hybrid Sulfur (Hy-S) Process
John Kutsch*, Terrestrial Energy, USA

Starfire Energy’s 10 Kg/Day Rapid Ramp NH3 System Development
Joseph Beach*, Jonathan Kintner, Adam Welch, Starfire Energy, USA

SESSION 2: 10:20 AM – 12:15 PM
Ammonia Synthesis: Next Generation Technology I

Technoeconomic Requirements for Sustainable Ammonia Synthesis
Nico Pinkowski, Brian Rohr*, Joshua McEnaney, Jay Schwalbe, Michael Statt, Stanford University, USA

Optimizing Absorptive Separation for Intensification of Ammonia Production
Mahdi Malmali*, Texas Tech University, USA

300°C Proton-Exchange Membrane for Low-Pressure Electrolytic Ammonia Synthesis
Ted Aulich*, Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), University of North Dakota, USA

Microwave Catalytic Synthesis of Ammonia for Energy Storage and Transformation
Xinwei Bai*, Jianli Hu, West Virginia University, USA; Dushyant Shekhawat, Christina Wildfire, US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), USA; Albert E. Stiegman, Florida State University, USA; Robert A. Dagle, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Energy Storage through Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis Using Proton-Conducting Ceramics
Neal P. Sullivan*, Liangzhu Zhu, Chuancheng Duan, Ryan O’Hayre, Max Pisciotta, Long Le, Carolina Herradon Hernandez, Michelle Butler, Canan Karakaya, Robert J. Kee, Colorado School of Mines, USA; Fred Jahnke, Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, FuelCell Energy, USA

SESSION 3: 1:45 PM – 3:40 PM
Ammonia Combustion

Duiker Combustion Engineers BV – Stoichiometry-Controlled Oxidation (SCO) Technology for Industrial Ammonia Combustion
Albert Lanser*, Duiker Combustion Engineers B.V., Netherlands

Pure Ammonia Combustion Micro Gas Turbine System
Osamu Kurata*, Norihiko Iki, Takahiro Inoue, Yong Fan, Takayuki Matsunuma, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan; Tadahiro Fujitani, Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan; Taku Tsujimura, Hirohide Furutani, Renewable Energy Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan; Masato Kawano, Keisuke Arai, Toyota Energy Solutions Inc., Japan; Ekenechukwu Chijioke Okafor, Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST (FREA), Japan; Akihiro Hayakawa, Hideaki Kobayashi, Tohoku University, Japan

Ignition Delay Times of Diluted Mixtures of Ammonia/Methane at Elevated Pressures
C. Filipe Ramos, Mário Costa*, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal; Bo Shu, Ravi Fernandes, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany

Performance of Ammonia/Natural Gas Co-Fired Gas Turbine with Two-Stage Combustor
Masahiro Uchida*, Shintaro Ito, Toshiyuki Suda, Toshiro Fujimori, IHI Corporation, Japan

New Technology of the Ammonia Co-Firing with Pulverized Coal to Reduce the NOx Emission
Takamasa Ito*, Juwei Zhang, Sakiko Ishihara, Hiroki Ishii, Toshiyuki Suda, IHI Corporation, Japan

SESSION 4: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Ammonia Cracking

Carbon-Free H2 Production from NH3 Triggered at Ambient Temperature with Oxide Supported Ru Catalysts
Katsutoshi Nagaoka*, Yuta Ogura, Nagoya University, Japan; Katsutoshi Sato, Kyoto University, Japan

Material Discovery and Investigation of Novel Y Containing Ru Catalysts for Low Temperature Ammonia Decomposition
Katie McCullough*, Travis Williams, Jochen Lauterbach, University of South Carolina, USA

High Flow Ammonia Cracking between 400 – 600°C
Adam Welch*, Jonathan Kintner, Joseph Beach, Starfire Energy, USA; Christopher Cadigan, Ryan O’Hayre, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Ammonia Decomposition and Separation Using Catalytic Membrane Reactors
Stephen N. Paglieri, Aqil Jamal, Aadesh X. Harale, Sai P. Katikaneni*, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia; Toshiaki Matsui, Hiroki Muroyama, Koichi Eguchi*, Kyoto University, Japan


The full schedule of poster presentations will be announced in due course. If you would like to present a poster in this session, please Contact Us.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SESSION 5: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ammonia Synthesis: Decarbonizing Hydrocarbon Feedstocks and Fuels

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Ammonia As Green Energy Carrier
Matteo Masanti*, Casale SA, Switzerland

Biomass Based Sustainable Ammonia Production
Antonio Sánchez*, Mariano Martin, Pastora Vega, University of Salamanca, Spain

Simulation of an Ammonia Plant Integrated with the Allam Cycle for Commercial Production of Ammonia and Power
Song Wang*, Dan Fernandes, Qiang Xu, Daniel Chen, Lamar University, USA

The Role of CCS in Low/Zero-Carbon Ammonia Production
Deepika Nagabushan*, Jonathan Lewis, Clean Air Task Force, USA

Monolith Materials: Ammonia Production from Natural Gas Using Pyrolysis
Tim Rens*, Rob Hanson, Monolith Materials, USA

SESSION 6: 10:20 AM – 11:15 AM
Ammonia Safety

Safety of Ammonia As Hydrogen and Energy Carriers
Yoshitsugu Kojima*, Hiroshima University, Japan

Safe and Effective Application of Ammonia As a Marine Fuel
Niels de Vries*, C-Job Naval Architects, Netherlands

Additional presenters to be confirmed

SESSION 7: 1:45 PM – 3:40 PM
Ammonia as a Fuel

ARPA-E REFUEL Program: Distributed Production of Ammonia and Its Conversion to Energy
Grigorii Soloveichik*, U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E, USA

Technical & Economic Study for Commercial Ships with HFO, LNG and NH3 As Fuel
Hyuk Kwon*, Mincheol Ryu, Su-Kyung An, Energy System R&D Department, DSME, South Korea

High-Efficiency Two-Stroke Internal Combustion Engine
James Ganley*, Solar Engineering Applications LLC, USA

Our Improved Farm Tractor Ammonia and Hydrogen Fueling System
David Toyne*, Jay Schmuecker, Schmuecker Solar Hydrogen & Ammonia Project, USA

Additional presenters to be confirmed

SESSION 8: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Ammonia as an Energy Carrier

Ammonia As an Energy Carrier – Update from the Netherlands
Jacco Mooijer*, Hans Vrijenhoef, Rianne Vriend-Vrijenhoef, Proton Ventures, Netherlands

Case Study of Ammonia Production in the Island States Using Ocean Thermal Energy
C. B. Panchal*, E3Tec Service, LLC, USA

Ammonia As Hydrogen Carrier to Unlock the Full Potential of Green Renewables
Camel Makhloufi*, Pierre Olivier, Nouaamane Kezibri, Alexi Liedes, R&D – ENGIE Lab CRIGEN, ENGIE, France

Green Ammonia Production Integrated into US Wholesale Power Markets
Shaun Mann*, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, USA


KEYNOTE SPEECH: Decarbonized Ammonia for Food and Energy
Rob Stevens, New Business Decarbonize, Yara International ASA, Norway

Thursday, November 14, 2019

SESSION 9: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Ammonia Synthesis: Next Generation Technology II

Comparative Technoeconomic Analysis of Conventional and Absorbent-Enhanced Ammonia Synthesis
Matthew J. Palys*, Alon McCormick, E. L. Cussler, Prodromos Daoutidis, University of Minnesota, USA

Yittria-Stabilized Zirconia (YSZ) Supports for Low Temperature Ammonia Synthesis
Zhenyu Zhang*, Sarah Livingston, Thomas F. Fuerst, J. Douglas Way, Colin A. Wolden, Colorado School of Mines, USA; Lucy Fitzgerald, University College Dublin, Ireland; Simona Liguori, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

An Integrated Evaluation Method with Application to a New Ammonia Synthesis Process Design
Jia Li*, Cal Poly Pomona, USA

Effect of Preparation Condition on Ammonia Synthesis over Ru/CeO2
Tetsuya Nanba*, Keisuke Kobayashi, Yuuki Nagata, Javaid Rahat, Renewable Energy Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan; Hideyuki Matsumoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Ammonia Absorbents with High Stability and High Capacity for Fast Cycling
Matthew Kale*, Joshua I. Militti, Sayandeep Biswas, Alon McCormick, Paul Dauenhauer, E. L. Cussler, University of Minnesota, USA

SESSION 10: 10:20 AM – 12:15 PM
Ammonia Synthesis: Next Generation Technology III

A Techno-Economic Model for Renewable Ammonia By Electrochemical Synthesis with Proton Conductive Membrane
Jamie Gomez*, John Baca, Fernando Garzon, University of New Mexico, USA

Ammonia Yields during Plasma-Assisted Catalysis Boosted By Hydrogen Sink Effect
Maria Carreon*, University of Tulsa, USA

Synthesis and Assessment of Process Systems for Production of Ammonia Using Nitric Oxide in Combustion Exhaust Gas
Hideyuki Matsumoto*, Shotaro Ogawa, Shiro Yoshikawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; Keisuke Kobayashi, Tetsuya Nanba, Taku Tsujimura, Hirohide Furutani, Renewable Energy Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Mechanistic Insights into Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction Reaction on Vanadium Nitride Nanoparticles
Xuan Yang*, Jared Nash, Yushan Yan, Bingjun Xu, University of Delaware, USA; Shyam Kattel, Florida A&M University, USA; Jingguang G. Chen, Columbia University, USA

Ammonia Synthesis from Water and Nitrogen Under Ambient Condition Using Single Atom Nickel
Shreya Mukherjee*, Gang Wu, University at Buffalo, SUNY, USA

WORKSHOPS: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ammonia Energy Implementation Conference: Industry Member Workshops

Participation in the morning workshops of the Implementation Conference is reserved for Industry Members of the Ammonia Energy Association (learn about Membership).

Ammonia Energy Implementation Conference: Plenary Session I

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Hydrogen and ammonia: building global momentum
Cédric Philibert, former International Energy Agency senior analyst
PANEL DISCUSSION: participants to be announced

Ammonia Energy Implementation Conference: Plenary Session II

KEYNOTE SPEECH: The Green Ammonia Consortium in Japan
Shigeru Muraki, Tokyo Gas Co, Japan
PANEL DISCUSSION: participants to be announced