Il CNR-IMM di Catania, zona industriale, e l'istituto Nervi di L
IMM-CNR is coordinating a Horizon H2020 project that is expected to demonstrate at the laboratory scale a complete green ammonia carbon-neutral energy cycle.
To achieve this target two critical technologies will be developed, based on electrochemistry: the electrochemical synthesis of ammonia powered by renewable energy sources, and NH3 powered fuel cells for electricity generation. Both these two technological steps will be investigated, and the challenges related to intermittent renewable energy sources will be also addressed. The partners, from Italy, Germany and Sweden, plan to implement a demonstrator including an electrochemical ammonia reactor powered by a renewable energy source, and a direct ammonia fuel cell. The project runs for three years and half and it is founded with 3.4 million euros.
The remarkable properties characteristic of phase change materials (PCMs