Ammonia Energy Newsletter #3.115: Fuels and Fuel Cells Without Carbon

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Editor’s Note

February 21, 2019

As I write this I’m starting a conference call with people from all across the United States. Everyone has a story about how crazy the weather has been: wild temperature swings, howling winds, rapid-fire storms. This sounds to me like what we can expect from “global warming” (aka “more energy in the atmosphere”).

It’s time to stop spewing CO2. Does anyone have any ideas for how we can curb this terrible habit?

Happy reading!Stephen Crolius
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Rapid Long-Term Growth Projected for Fuel Cells
By Stephen Crolius on Feb 21, 2019 05:11 pm
Last month the Fuji-Keizai Group released its latest biennial review of the global market for fuel cells, “Future Outlook for Fuel Cell-Related Technology and Market in the 2018.” This is at least the third iteration of the report, and comparison across the different editions shows how expectations have evolved. The report features both polymer electrolyte and solid oxide fuel cells. Although not mentioned in the report, a number of groups are working on direct ammonia versions of both technologies.
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Fuels Without Carbon: Prospects and the Pathway Forward for Zero-Carbon Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels
By Jonathan Lewis on Feb 21, 2019 03:45 pm
A new report from CATF, Fuels Without Carbon: Prospects and the Pathway Forward for Zero-Carbon Hydrogen and Ammonia Fuels, explores how a massive scale-up in the production and use of zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia might help decarbonize segments of the power sector, the industrial sector, and the transportation sector (both marine and ground). Fuels Without Carbon looks at how the availability of zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia fuels could help address several vexing climate-energy challenges, and it examines the steps that need to be taken to fully understand and address the safety and environmental risks associated with the two chemicals. Fuels Without Carbon also identifies several public and private sectors initiatives — including a few being pursued by CATF — for analyzing the opportunities and challenges associated with hydrogen and ammonia fuel, educating stakeholders about the potential benefits and risks, designing and advocating for appropriately supportive policies, and engaging with key power and mobility companies.
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