Grab ammonia from Air for CO2-Free Fuel of future: New Scientist

   natures-hydrogen-tank Grab ammonia out of thin air for fuel of the future

31 July 2013 by Hal Hodson  New Scientist Magazine issue 2928.
”AS VITAL chemicals go, it’s hard to beat ammonia. Industrial production began in the early 20th century, and it played a key role in the second world war and in two Nobel prizes. It brought about a global revolution in agriculture – today, crops grown using ammonia-based fertilisers feed no less than 48 per cent of the planet.

Could ammonia also be the clean fuel of the future?

When burned, it produces nothing more than water vapour and nitrogen, which makes up 78 per cent of Earth’s atmosphere. Earlier this year Italian tyre-maker Marangoni built an ammonia-gasoline hybrid automobile, the Marangoni Toyota GT 86-R Eco-Explorer (see picture).

The car can go for 178 kilometres on just one tank of ammonia. So can ammonia itself be made in a clean way?

Most ammonia is produced by heating natural gas or coal as a source of hydrogen, then forcing …

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but this is a great PROOF of what we’ve been saying for YEARS and YEARS, and being laughed at and ignored!

 co2-free-fuelLook to the past for the fuel of the future

31 July 2013  PREVIEW  from New Scientist magazine issue 2928

IN NOVEMBER 1942, Belgium’s public bus system ground to a halt, crippled by a wartime shortage of diesel.

The standstill caused chaos. Engineers at the country’s public transport company got to work and by April 1943 the service was up and running again. They had adapted about 100 buses to run on an alternative fuel – liquid ammonia, pumped into tanks on the buses’ roofs.

The experiment was short-lived, but it proved the point that ammonia – plus a small amount of coal gas to help combustion – could be used as a transport fuel.

Seventy years later, ammonia may be ready to ride to the rescue again. As a fuel it has a number of attractive attributes. It doesn’t release carbon when burned, is relatively easy to store and transport, and could take advantage of an existing infrastructure of storage tanks, transport ships and pipelines.

These attributes give …

the second preview from the same July ’13 issue

to read on they want you to buy their magazine
but this is a great PROOF of what we’ve been saying for YEARS and YEARS, and being laughed at and ignored!

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