Screenshot of YouTube video describing how an ammonia economy could work. Image courtesy of Monash Ammonia Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSYCac7KD8o&t=29s

Renewable ammonia: the future of fuels?

By Douglas R. MacFarlane, January 16, 2023

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Screenshot of YouTube video describing how an ammonia economy could work. Image courtesy of Monash Ammonia Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSYCac7KD8o&t=29s

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Dennis G Morell
20 days ago

While I generally appreciate the potential of ammonia, I believe any article about it must point out its dangers. As a retired chemist I have had several intersections with ammonia and most have been poor. 1. It is an amazing solvent and if any elastomer in an ammonia system is incorrect it will leak and can lead to catastrophic results, 2. The olfactary perception range is very wide. When my group was using ammonia in a high pressure system we had ammonia monitors, but one young chemical engineer would march into my office and announce to me that we had… Read more »

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Nigel F
13 days ago

Wouldn’t synthesising methane from Hydrogen and CO2 be an alternative option? Methane can be used in existing natural gas infrastructure and can be used as a basis for producing more complex hydrocarbons.

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