Clean Technology Canada

First ammonia produced at AmmPower Corp. facility

November 2, 2021
By Canadian Manufacturing
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VANCOUVER— AmmPower Corp. has announced the production of the first laboratory quantities of ammonia at its recently opened, flagship Manufacturing & Development Facility in Southeast Michigan. This signals the launch of AmmPower’s ammonia catalyst and process development programs that are to follow.

“Today represents a huge step forward in the advancement of AmmPower into the renewable energy world. This first step is crucial towards the end goal of production of a unique, scalable and economic green ammonia solution for our customers in the agricultural and maritime world. Furthermore, this breakthrough allows the work being done on ‘cracking’ of ammonia lead by Dr. Zhenyu Zhang to move forward at an escalated pace,” said Rene Bharti, President, in a company statement.

AmmPower has initiated the process of development and validation of catalyst technologies and production processes for synthesizing ammonia as well as developments in the field of decomposition or “cracking” of ammonia to release hydrogen. This work supports AmmPower’s objective to supply green ammonia producing units for agricultural applications and green ammonia production facilities to the maritime industry. In addition, AmmPower’s ammonia “cracking” technology will allow hydrogen to be transported as ammonia and then released at the point of use.

“We are very pleased that our scientists and engineers have been able to physically launch our ammonia research program so soon after moving into the Facility. This event is significant since it demonstrates that our newly created team has the capability and the ability to move quickly to create a strong footprint in the green ammonia, clean energy space,” said Gary Benninger, CEO of AmmPower, in a press release.