Ammonia and the greening of EU industry

Ammonia has until now been used chiefly in the fertiliser industry as a way to return nitrogen to the soil. [Source: EC - Audiovisual Service]

A chemical traditionally used in the fertiliser industry, ammonia is now also entering the realm of energy as a way to store and transport hydrogen, or as an alternative transport fuel in its own right.

Composed of hydrogen and nitrogen, ammonia (NH3) liquefies at only -33°C under ambient pressure compared to -253°C for hydrogen, making it an attractive candidate to transport hydrogen over long distances.

However, regulatory and financial support will be needed in order to bring down costs and clean up ammonia production. Read this EURACTIV special report to find out more.

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