Ammonia from Hydrogen

Using the Haber Bosch process, ammonia has been produced from hydrogen and nitrogen from the air around us since 1910. This process works optimally at very high pressure and heat, which means that the energy requirement for producing ammonia is considerable. Because this process requires 3 times as much hydrogen as nitrogen, use is often made of the production of hydrogen from natural gas. The methane from the natural gas is converted into carbon monoxide and hydrogen by means of steam (water). The carbon monoxide is then converted back into hydrogen and CO2.

This form of hydrogen production is a major consumer of energy due to the use of natural gas as a basis and the generation of steam. Each year, approximately 200 million tons of ammonia is produced, with an energy requirement of approximately 1.5% of the total energy production. The ammonia produced is often used for the production of fertilizers.

Sustainable hydrogen production

In the past, the costs of producing green ammonia through the production of hydrogen from, for example, wind or solar energy were approximately twice as high as the production of hydrogen from natural gas, but this does not take into account the increasing gas prices, the declining stock of natural gas and the CO2 emissions associated with this process. With the current pressure on the use of natural gas and the costs of CO2 emissions, generating hydrogen by means of electrolysis from green energy is now the same and probably cheaper than the old method. The production of energy from solar cells or wind energy alone is not always stable and the guarantee of producing hydrogen from 100% green energy is therefore a lot more complicated.

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Our solution for the production of ammonia from hydrogen

By applying modular technology for the generation of hydrogen and the use of EAM technology for the electrolysis process, Adsensys offers a simple but effective and sustainable method for the production of hydrogen as the basis of ammonia. Adsensys is able to supply systems that produce hydrogen with the energy available at the time. All systems are made up of modular hydrogen generators with a small capacity. These can simply be turned on and off depending on the energy available. This makes it possible to configure a system that is able to produce hydrogen with the least possible production of green energy up to the maximum possible. Is the purchase of hydrogen growing or is the supply of green energy increasing? Then the system can easily be expanded with additional hydrogen production capacity.

About Adsensys

Adsensys supplies several innovative systems for generating energy using hydrogen from green energy sources. We are skilled, all-round, progressive, and we work effectively. We supply complete systems and/or individual components depending on your wishes and situation: from the required electrolysers to drying and storage and return delivery. Whether it concerns a small system or a 1MW installation, everything is approached modularly, so Speed, clarity and transparency are self-evident during a collaboration with us.

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