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Ammonia is a naturally occurring compound, the chemical formula is NH3. It is a wonderful source of both nitrogen (fertilizer) and hydrogen (fuel).
Typical ammonia production units are massive in size, coupled with large sources of hydrogen. Typically methane production is the source of the hydrogen to create ammonia.
Catalytic Steam Reforming is commonly used to produce a stream of hydrogen
CH4 + H2O → CO2 + 3H2
Nitrogen is all around us, making up the bulk of our air, but when combined with the hydrogen in the Haber-Bosch process, ammonia is formed.
3H2 + N2 → 2NH3
The ammonia will store under pressure as a liquid. This is a very dense form of nitrogen or hydrogen.
The Nfuel concept is to find sources of methane or other hydrogen that are currently viewed as a waste stream. These sources are ideally located close to the point of consumption of ammonia.
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