Ammonia is a promising energy carrier from several points of view. It is carbon-free and can be burned directly in engines and furnaces. Alternatively, it can be thermally cracked to produce hydrogen. Ammonia (NH3) has a high H2 density, a significant energy density and can be produced on an industrial scale in a highly efficient process. Furthermore, it has an existing extensive distribution network and is easily stored by liquefaction at moderate pressure. There are significant challenges associated with the efficient NH3 utilization in combustion, though. These are mainly related to its relatively low calorific value, its poor ignition and flame stability and the possible increase of NOx emissions when inefficient combustion technologies are used.
Following the strong interest growing within the SMARTCATS COST Action on the potentials of ammonia in combustion based energy production systems a workshop focused on ammonia combustion will be organized in Lisbon on 13 and 14 of April (before the next European Combustion Meeting) at “Oceanário de Lisboa – Auditório Mar da Palha“.
SMARTCATs COST Action (www.smartcats.eu) is a collaborative network of research and academic institutions as well as companies from 30 countries, set up within the COoperation in Science and Technology European framework (www.cost.eu) under the umbrella of Horizon 2020 Programme. SMARTCATs is focused on the investigation on chemistry and technologies of Smart Energy Carriers (SECs): the chemistry and kinetics of oxidation/pyrolysis of energy carriers, the potential formation of new noxious species as well as the tools needed for process study, monitoring and control as well as the technologies needed for SECs practical use are the key topics driving collaborations and share of facilities, tools and peoples actively working in the field.
The workshop will be focused on all the aspects of the use of ammonia as energy carrier. Invited lectures on synthesis, combustion fundamentals and energy demonstration will aim at stimulating the discussion of the following round tables.
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Poster abstract submission
-Poster contributions are very welcome in order to promote discussion and networking actions. Those wanting to submit a contribution may send a short abstract by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-Prof. Mario Costa – Istituto Superior Tecnico – Lisbon
-Rita Maia – Istituto Superior Tecnico – Lisbon
-Mara de Joannon, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione – CNR, Italy
-George Skevis, CPERI-CERTH, Thessaloniki, Greece
-Mario Costa, Istituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
-Pino Sabia, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione – CNR, Italy
-Bill David, University of Oxford & ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Brown, blue and green ammonia: creating a distributed zero-carbon chemical storage infrastructure
-John Bøgild, Hansen Haldor Topsoe
Sustainable ammonia production via electrolysis
-Peter Glarborg, DTU, Technical University of Denmark
Challenges in NH3 oxidation kinetics
-Christine Rousselle, Vice-Chair of IEA Combustion TCP
Ammonia as fuel for engine transportation: an utopia?
-George Dimopoulos, DNV GL Hellas
Ammonia as a marine fuel: marine engineering, safety and regulatory considerations
-Steve Crolius, President of Ammonia Association
Prospects for Mid-Term Commercialization of Ammonia Combustion Technologies