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Ammonia - the smell of the future

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by Nik, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

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    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128285.100-ammonia-cleans-up.html

    Ammonia is a better fuel than Hydrogen, according to the researchers featured.

    Their system will electrolyse water to produce hydrogen, then combine it with atmospheric nitrogen to produce ammonia.

    Current flex-fuel vehicles could burn 85%Ammonia 15% petrol;

     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    uuuhhhhh.... no thanks.
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Uhhhh... MORE conversion steps to produce the fuel, which if it leaks kills people by poisoning rather than by explosion...
     
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