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Novel process of solarthermal production of ammonia solely from air and water

Call, Friedemann and Felinks, Jan and Lange, Matthias and Roeb, Martin and Sattler, Christian and Pitz-Paal, Robert (2015) Novel process of solarthermal production of ammonia solely from air and water. ICL-Helmholtz Research Day at KIT, 05. Okt. 2015, Karlsruhe, Deutschland.

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The yearly demand for cereals for both, food and animal feeding, is projected to reach some 3 billion tonnes by 2050, up from today’s nearly 2.1 billion tonnes [1]. Food production is strongly associated with the use of synthetic fertilizers that mainly rely on ammonia which, up to now, is produced almost exclusively from fossil fuels in the Haber-Bosch process [2]. With a global production capacity of almost 200 million tonnes per year, ammonia is the most produced chemical substance. Facing fossil fuel depletion and upcoming CO2-emission goals, on the one hand, and increasing ammonia consumption due to global population growth and biomassbased fuels, on the other hand, emphasize the demand of a sustainable way to produce ammonia that solely relies on renewable energy sources. We propose a novel process that produces the precursors nitrogen and hydrogen solely from air and water, respectively, using solar heat.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/99245/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Novel process of solarthermal production of ammonia solely from air and water
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Call, Friedemannfriedemann.call (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Felinks, Janjan.felinks (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lange, Matthiasmatthias.lange (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Roeb, MartinMartin.roeb (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sattler, Christianchristian.sattler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pitz-Paal, Robertrobert.pitz-paal (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:5 October 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:ammonia, concentrated solar Radiation, water Splitting, thermochemical cycles
Event Title:ICL-Helmholtz Research Day at KIT
Event Location:Karlsruhe, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:05. Okt. 2015
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Systems (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Solar Process Technology (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Solare Verfahrenstechnik
Deposited By: Sattler, Prof. Dr. Christian
Deposited On:09 Nov 2015 09:23
Last Modified:09 Nov 2015 09:23

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