FuelPositive hires NH3 Technology patent co-inventor to lead prototype manufacturing
FuelPositive’s modular and transportable systems, leveraging shipping container configurations, will be adaptable to multiple applications.
July 26, 2021 By Canadian Manufacturing
TORONTO — FuelPositive Corporation has hired engineer Dr. Ghassan Chehade, one of the co-inventors named on the provisional patent of the Company’s technology that will produce carbon-free ammonia (NH3). Dr. Chehade worked with Dr. Ibrahim Dincer on the original development of the Company’s core NH3 technology. He has joined the Company as Lead Project Engineer.
“Ghassan will play a significant role, working closely with National Compressed Air Canada Ltd., as we manufacture our Phase 2 commercial prototype demonstration systems for carbon-free NH3 production,” said Ian Clifford, Fuel Positive CEO. “The manufacturing of demonstration prototypes is a major milestone for us, as we transition from research and development to the commercialization phase of our growth. Having Ghassan involved daily will ensure success, preparing us for the rollout of our demonstration pilot projects in early 2022.”
The Company’s carbon-free NH3 technology, takes air, water and sustainable electricity and converts it to a non-polluting chemical for multiple applications, fertilizer for farming, fuel for combustion engines and a solution for grid storage. It is being considered as a replacement for fossil fuels and as the enabler of the hydrogen economy. Not only does the production of FuelPositive’s carbon-free NH3 require less energy than producing hydrogen on its own, but ammonia stores 65% more hydrogen than highly compressed pure hydrogen, making ammonia the most efficient way to safely store and transport hydrogen.
FuelPositive’s modular and transportable systems, leveraging shipping container configurations, will be adaptable to multiple applications. The Company is initially focusing on the agriculture sector where farmers will be able to produce carbon-free NH3 on their farms and use it to fertilize their fields and fuel their farming equipment, generators, coolers and grain drying equipment.
The traditional ammonia sector has a market value of about $70 billion US yearly, with compound annual growth rate of 5% each year. However, its production, centralized in massive refineries, contributes significantly to carbon emissions. FuelPositive’s technology aims to replace traditional ammonia with carbon-free NH3 that can be produced wherever it is needed.
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