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Reference Number EP/V008145/1
Title The Green Ammonia Demonstrator - a National Net-Zero Project
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Other Renewables) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday
No email address given
Energy Research Unit
STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 March 2021
End Date 31 December 2024
Duration 46 months
Total Grant Value £202,113
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr JA (Jim ) Halliday , Energy Research Unit, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (99.991%)
  Other Investigator Dr S Aldridge , Oxford Chemistry, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr R Banares-Alcantara , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor WIF (Bill ) David , ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Dr TJ Wood , ISIS Pulsed Neutron & Muon Source, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Dr J Alves Fernandes , Chemistry, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr A Valera-Medina , Engineering, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr T Davenne , Engineering and Instrumentation, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Professor DM Grant , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Dr G Walker , Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Siemens plc (0.000%)
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Abstract This proposal focuses on the development of the Green Ammonia Demonstrator at Harwell as an interdisciplinary research, development and demonstration project for renewable chemical-energy fuel production, storage and utilisation and as an educational and teaching resource for future zero-carbon energy technologies.The Green Ammonia Demonstrator was designed, built and commissioned at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire in 2018 as the world's first roundtrip demonstration of green ammonia for energy storage (Power-to-Ammonia-to-Power). The project was part of the Siemens-led "Decoupled Green Energy" project funded by InnovateUK/EPSRC ( 1.6M) and Siemens ( 1M). On 1st October 2019, Siemens transferred Demonstrator hardware in its entirety to UKRI-STFC to facilitate the future use of this system as a research and teaching resource.The resources requested cover the full technical handover of the Demonstrator from Siemens to UKRI-STFC over 18 months as well as the expansion of its role to include active research into further aspects of renewable ammonia synthesis, storage and utilisation. Coupled to this expanded role will be the integration of four extant CDT groups in relevant areas of energy research. The majority of the resources requested will cover engineering expertise for both day-to-day running of the demonstrator and augmenting its potential research capabilities.
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