We are pleased to be cooperating with Rebecca Fushimi at Idaho National Laboratory who is doing a deeper analysis of our proprietary catalyst. The lab has published an article on their initial efforts.
Three of the members of the Starfire team attended the Ammonia Energy Association Conference the week of November 11. Joe provided an updated on the development of Rapid Ramp ammonia synthesis. Adam reviewed catalyst and cracking breakthroughs. Jennifer chaired a few of the sessions and lead a workshop on Public Perception. The Association has more than tripled in size in the past year and was attended by organizations and individuals from around the globe.
Visit https://www.ammoniaenergy.org/ to see the full line up of topics and speakers.
Research has been published by Niels d Vries of C-Job Navel Architects about the “Safe and effective application of ammonia as a marine fuel”. Their press release dated June 11 states, “Ammonia can be safely and effectively applied as a marine fuel to reduce harmful emissions in the maritime industry” and Niels de Vries says: “Reviewing all ammonia power generation options, the Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) is clearly the most efficient. However, it does have practical challenges as the power density and load response capability are not on an acceptable level yet. Therefore, in the short term applying the internal combustion engine is the way to go.” To read the full research paper, go to http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:be8cbe0a-28ec-4bd9-8ad0-648de04649b8.
Last week, Trevor Brown of the Ammonia Energy Association posted, “In May, the Environmental Defense Fund published Sailing on Solar, a significant new report that assesses the potential for green ammonia to be used as a maritime fuel, reducing the global shipping industry’s carbon emissions.” https://www.ammoniaenergy.org/sailing-on-solar/