Ammonia (NH3) as Storage Medium for Renewable Energy
Energy from wind, solar and water in; ammonia (NH3) as energy storage medium out, eliminating carbon from the cycle. The idea is to convert renewable energy into liquid ammonia when electricity prices are low and burn it as fuel in gas-fired power plants when there is a shortage of renewable energy.
Liquid ammonia at 1 Bar in a 60,000 m3 tank contains more than 200 GWh of energy (annual production of 30 wind turbines).
Demonstration facility planned in Holland to be completed in five years.
[vattenfall.com] – Dutch gas plants made fossil free?
[resilience.org] – Is ammonia the holy grail for renewable energy storage?
[wikipedia.org] – Ammonia (NH3)
[protonventures.com] – Proton Ventures, What We Do
[energyoutlook] – Ammonia As An Alternative Fuel? (negative assessment)
[eng.ox.ac.uk] – Analysis of Islanded Ammonia-based Energy Storage Systems