A technological roadmap to the ammonia energy economy: Current state and missing technologies
AuthorsMorlanes, Natalia Sanchez
Katikaneni, Sai P.
Paglieri, Stephen N.
KAUST DepartmentKAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Engineering Program
Clean Combustion Research Center
Embargo End Date2021-11-30
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/666150
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AbstractAmmonia is considered a key energy carrier with potential applications for low carbon energy storage, transportation and power generation. This carbon-free molecule offers several advantages, including high energy density and a well-established production and distribution infrastructure that have been optimized for over a century. In this perspective, we analyze the potential roles of ammonia as an energy carrier, and summarize research areas requiring further development for the implementation of ammonia as a building block in the global low-carbon energy landscape. Ammonia technologies are reviewed with an emphasis on current limitations and recent advances. Focus is placed on available technologies for ammonia synthesis, decomposition into COx-free hydrogen and direct use of ammonia for power generation and transportation.
CitationMorlanés, N., Katikaneni, S. P., Paglieri, S. N., Harale, A., Solami, B., Sarathy, S. M., & Gascon, J. (2020). A technological roadmap to the ammonia energy economy: Current state and missing technologies. Chemical Engineering Journal, 127310. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2020.127310
JournalChemical Engineering Journal