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Acquisition allows for technology to produce ammonia with zero emissions


April 21, 2021
By FuelPositive Corp.

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FuelPositive Corp. of Toronto has been given final approval of its intellectual property purchase agreement with Dr. Ibrahim Dincer, a preeminent scientist in the NH3 and hydrogen space. The agreement includes a core group of top scientists, who will serve as strategic advisers to FuelPositive.

FuelPositive is expected to take a leadership position in the continued design and creation of the hydrogen economy in the acquisition of technology that produces ammonia in a zero-emission manner, by utilizing only water, air and electricity.

“Until now, the production of ammonia has been one of the most carbon-intense manufacturing processes on the planet, and given the amount of ammonia that is used on an annual basis in a variety of applications, ammonia is a serious negative contributor to greenhouse gases and global warming,” Ian Clifford, CEO of FuelPositive, said. “This development in sustainable ammonia, and the creation of carbon-free NH3, that is far more efficient than current manufacturing systems, could pave the way for the broad acceptance of ammonia as a fossil fuel replacement.”

Dincer said he and his team will provide scientific guidance to the FuelPositive team in commercializing the carbon-free NH3 system and associated technologies.

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The team of experts includes hydrogen and ammonia specialists; engineers and technical experts in the fields of clean energy, carbon capture, chemical fertilizers and integrated energy systems; and renewable resource specialists with expertise across multiple clean energy technologies including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, ocean thermal and hydropower.

Applications of clean NH3 technology include agriculture, transportation and grid-storage.

In its current state of development, the FuelPositive system uses about 30 per cent less energy than other ammonia production technologies currently on the market, contributing to significant savings on the energy required to produce a litre of liquid ammonia.

The system can also be utilized as grid storage wherever renewables are situated.