Click here for the presentation of Fausto Galluci

Click here for the presentation of Jimmy Faria

The board of Nederlandse Procestechnologen would like to invite you to the workshop on Ammonia synthesis and utilization technologies on November 9th:

PRESENTATION 1:  Ammonia production and utilization using membrane reactors by Prof. Dr. Eng. Fausto Gallucci, Dean of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology.

Ammonia (NH3) has been recently proposed as an alternative for H2 storage. The H2 stored in NH3 can then be recovered and used as fuel in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). A technology with high potential to efficiently recover H2 from NH3 is the Pd-based membrane reactor, in which NH3 decomposition into H2 and nitrogen (N2) and high-purity H2 separation are simultaneously performed in a single vessel. This talk will summarize the latest developments of membrane reactors for H2 separation through membrane reactors.

PRESENTATION 2:  Ammonia, the oil of the future by Proton Ventures

It will tackle the challenges ahead of us in decarbonizing the energy market / industry, highlighting the potential of ammonia as a hydrogen carrier or direct fuel. Important feat: the EU will not be capable of generating sufficient energy itself, so import thereof is needed, just like we import crude / natural gas from other parts of the world today. A replacement of these hydrocarbons is needed if we wish to accomplish a zero-emission society. Let’s start today!

PRESENTATION 3:  Renaissance of ammonia synthesis for sustainable production of energy and fertilizers by Dr. Jimmy A. Faria, Assistant Professor at the Catalytic Processes and Materials Group, University of Twente.

Green ammonia synthesis via the Haber–Bosch (HB) process has become a major field of research in the recent years for production of fertilizers and seasonal energy storage due to drastic drop in cost of renewable hydrogen. While the field of catalysis and engineering has worked on this subject for many years, the current process of ammonia synthesis remains essentially unaltered. As a result, current industrial developments on green ammonia are based on the HB process, which can only be economical at exceptionally large scales, limiting implementation on financially strained economies. For green ammonia to become an economic “equalizer” that supports the energy transition around the world, it is essential to facilitate the down-scalability and operational robustness of the process. In this contribution the main scientific and engineering findings that have paved the way of low temperature and pressure ammonia synthesis using heterogeneous catalysts will be briefly discussed. Following this concept, a case study for the implementation of renewable ammonia in the Island of Curaçao will be presented.

The program will follow as this:

16:00 h  Welcome with coffee/tea

16:30 h  Presentation 1 by Prof. Dr. Eng. Fausto Gallucci

17:10h  Presentation 2 by Proton Ventures 

17:50h  Presentation  by Dr. Jimmy Faria

18:30h  Networking with drinks and snacks

Partipation is free for KIVI/KNCV members and for students and 25 euros for non-members. 

Registration via the KIVI website.