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Ammonia Combustion in Diesel Engines for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emmisions

Grant Renewable Energy Nov. 2007 — Sep. 2008 Ames, IA
Summary:

Combustion of ammonia alone does not produce carbon dioxide which is a very important greenhouse gas. Ammonia can also be produced from renewable sources such that it can be an attractive fuel to displace petroleum fuels. We have previously demonstrated that ammonia can be burned in a diesel engine as a result of an Iowa [...]

Program Area:

Grant

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Ammonia

Summary

Combustion of ammonia alone does not produce carbon dioxide which is a very important greenhouse gas. Ammonia can also be produced from
renewable sources such that it can be an attractive fuel to displace petroleum fuels. We have previously demonstrated that ammonia can
be burned in a diesel engine as a result of an Iowa Energy Center-sponsored project. Research was further carried to develop an ammonia flow rate control mechanism and investigate the combustion efficiency and exhaust emissions in the present project. In our approach, vapor ammonia was introduced into the intake manifold and diesel fuel was directly injected into the cylinder to ignite the mixture. This “dual-fuel” approach was chosen because ammonia has a high resistance to autoignition. This approach was proven successful and only required minor modifications to the engine intake system.

Award Amount:

$28,000

Grant Active Dates:

Nov. 2007 — Sep. 2008

Organization:

Iowa State University

Principal Investigator:

Dr Song-Charng Kong

Status:

closed

Location:

Ames, IA

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NH3 Fuel Brochure

Publication Renewable Energy Sep. 2010 Ames, Iowa
Summary:

Significant, world-wide storage and delivery systems are already in place for NH3 used in fertilizer applications. It is in the top three chemicals transported annually. NH3 has been transported by ship, barge, rail car, truck and pipeline for decades. Large (20,000 to 30.000 ton), low-cost NH3 storage tanks are currently installed in many areas of [...]

Program Area:

Publication

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Ammonia

Summary

Significant, world-wide storage and delivery systems are already in place for NH3 used in fertilizer applications. It is in the top three chemicals transported annually. NH3 has been transported by ship, barge, rail car, truck and pipeline for decades. Large (20,000 to 30.000 ton), low-cost NH3 storage tanks are currently installed in many areas of the U.S. There are over 800 retail NH3 distribution facilities already in existence in Iowa alone.

Publication Date:

Sep. 2010

Location:

Ames, Iowa

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US Department of Agriculture presentation at 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference

Other (presentations, etc.) Renewable Energy Oct. 2009 Kansas City, MO
Summary:

Presented at the 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference. Author: Chris Cassidy, US Department of Agriculture.

Program Area:

Other (presentations, etc.)

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Ammonia

Summary

Presented at the 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference. Author: Chris Cassidy, US Department of Agriculture.

Event Date:

Oct. 2009

Location:

Kansas City, MO

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Developing Fuel Injection Strategies for Using Ammonia in Direct Injection Diesel Engines

Other (presentations, etc.) Renewable Energy Oct. 2009 Kansas City, MO
Summary:

Presented at the 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference. Authors: Matthias Veltman and Dr. Song-Charng Kong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

Program Area:

Other (presentations, etc.)

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Ammonia

Summary

Presented at the 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference. Authors: Matthias Veltman and Dr. Song-Charng Kong, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

Event Date:

Oct. 2009

Location:

Kansas City, MO

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Electrochemical Ammonia and Hydrogen Production from Polymer-Immobilized Nitrogenase Enzymes

Other (presentations, etc.) Renewable Energy Oct. 2009 Kansas City, MO
Summary:

Presented at the 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference. Authors: Johna Leddy and Tim Paschkewitz, The University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry

Program Area:

Other (presentations, etc.)

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Ammonia

Summary

Presented at the 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference. Authors: Johna Leddy and Tim Paschkewitz, The University of Iowa, Department of Chemistry

Event Date:

Oct. 2009

Location:

Kansas City, MO

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Combustion of Ammonia for Reduced CO2 in Heating and Power Generation Systems

Other (presentations, etc.) Renewable Energy Oct. 2009 Kansas City, MO
Summary:

Presented at the 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference. Authors: Kyle Redfern, Praveen Kumar, Tim Rovince Victor, Derek Wissmiller, Terrence R. Meyer  

Program Area:

Other (presentations, etc.)

Focus:

Renewable Energy

  • Ammonia

Summary

Presented at the 2009 Ammonia Fuel Conference. Authors: Kyle Redfern, Praveen Kumar, Tim Rovince Victor, Derek Wissmiller, Terrence R. Meyer

 

Event Date:

Oct. 2009

Location:

Kansas City, MO

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