Nitrogen fixation with renewable electricity

Nitrogen fixation with renewable electricity


Is Plasma Catalysis an alternative for small-scale ammonia synthesis?

Ammonia is one of the most produced chemicals, mainly synthesized for fertilizer applications. Renewable ammonia is considered as a zero carbon fuel and hydrogen carriers of the future.

However, renewable resources such as wind and solar are fluctuating. This has spurred research interest in alternative technologies for renewable ammonia production methods better suited to fluctuating electricity sources. In the PhD dissertation of Kevin Rouwenhorst who worked within the Plasma Conversions project, Plasma catalysis is proposed as an option for electricity-driven ammonia synthesis.

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