Researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney have reached an important milestone in the development of a new method for the large-scale production of green ammonia for fertilizer use. Unlike conventional methods that require high temperature and pressure, this revolutionary method not only improves energy efficiency, making ammonia environmentally viable, but also makes it economically attractive.
This innovation not only represents a substantial improvement in the field of ammonia production, but also has important implications for environmental and economic sustainability. By eliminating the need for extensive production infrastructure, researchers have opened the way for a more efficient and affordable method.
In addition, the research took an important step towards practical implementation, as the basis of this investigation was licensed to PlasmaLeap Technologies, an Australian industrial partner, through the UNSW Knowledge Exchange program. This strategic partnership aims to effectively translate research into the Australian agricultural industry, with a prototype already developed and scaled up, ready to be implemented at full scale.
It is important to note that this development builds on the proof-of-concept research carried out by the same research group at UNSW three years ago, which shows the continuity and evolution of scientific work in this specific field. . This progressive research trajectory reinforces the promise and potential impact of this innovation in the positive change of the ammonia production sector and its applications in agriculture.