Ammpower demonstrates power from ammonia-powered hydrogen fuel cell
AmmPower powered LED light using electricity from a PEM fuel cell with hydrogen.
AmmPower Corp. is pleased to announce the successful demonstration of ammonia cracking from the AmmPower Engineering Lab, located near Detroit, Michigan.
The Company’s mission is to provide clean energy to the world through green ammonia. This requires the development of ammonia synthesis as well as ammonia decomposition technologies. AmmPower is working to provide solutions in both areas.
Ammonia decomposition, or ammonia “cracking”, is the process of splitting ammonia back into its elements: hydrogen and nitrogen. AmmPower’s ammonia cracking system successfully achieved close to 100% conversion as indicated by an NDIR (nondispersive infrared) gas detector.
The observed ammonia concentration in the hydrogen produced was less than 0.1 ppm (parts per million). The “cracked” hydrogen was then used in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, producing up to 100W of electricity. The Company used the electricity to power an LED light for demonstration purposes.
AmmPower’s Chief Technologist, Dr. Zhenyu Zhang, states, “AmmPower’s ammonia cracking system provides an efficient solution for producing low-cost green hydrogen and electricity. In light of many market needs, we are actively planning scaled-up demonstrations for the near future.”