Fuels of the Future - a Comparison of Power-to-Fuel Routes

04/07/2016

In a new article published in “Angewandte Chemie” Dr. Alon Grinberg Dana, Oren Elishav, Prof. André Bardow, Dr. Gennady E. Shter and Prof. Gideon S. Grader compare nitrogen- and carbon-based fuels on an energy basis as a possible chemical storage for renewable energies.

 

Seven synthetic fuels were evaluated: methane, methanol, dimethyl ether (DME), ammonia, aqueous ammonium hydroxide urea (AHU), aqueous ammonium hydroxide ammonium nitrate (AAN), and aqueous urea ammonium nitrate (UAN).

Considerations about a possible use of nitrogen as a storage medium were lacking so far, although the global accessibility is promising a high potential for the large-scale production of ammonia and its fertilizer derivatives which could be utilized as fuels.

You can find the complete article "Nitrogen-Based Fuels: A Power-to-Fuel-to-Power Analysis" in our Publications.