Power to ammonia
Small scale ammonia production
Proton Ventures is able to design a small-scale ammonia plant with the NFUEL unites. As a feedstock for this ammonia production electricity produced from renewable sources (wind turbines, PV) can be used. This new concept makes it possible to produce green decentralized ammonia which can be further used as:
- Nitrogen carrier (fertilizer)
- Hydrogen carrier
- Energy storage
As a basic design Proton Ventures offers three different capacities (see table). Within the range of the capacities Proton Ventures deals with the supply and demand of the energy market in order to produce decentralized ammonia.
(Waste) gas to ammonia
The general worldwide production of ammonia is based on natural gas as a feedstock. These production facilities have high capacities and are located on various locations where natural gas is available.
Proton Ventures offers modern technological capabilities which make it possible to move away from large scale plants and towards small-scale ammonia production (NFUEL units). With this approach and technology Proton Ventures can provide customers with small scale ammonia plants, insuring customer’s independence on the transport cost and the NH3 price fluctuations. As a feedstock natural gas, biogas or flare gas can be used. Herewith it is possible to produce ammonia from a waste product.
The FlexNH3 project proposes the usage of ammonia as a renewable energy storage medium. The power-to-ammonia concept offers a totally carbon-free energy storage route with a diversified application palette.
This study examines the technical, economical, social and legal feasibility of transforming electricity into ammonia and the use of ammonia as an energy carrier or other industrial applications. Ammonia is a flexible chemical that can be used as a fertilizer, chemical commodity, de-NOx agent and energy carrier. Given this flexibility of usage, and given the fact that the supporting infrastructure for the transport, distribution and usage of ammonia is already in place, it makes ammonia a good candidate to be a large-scale, non-carbon, energy carrier of the future.