[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170102267]
Researchers Prof Douglas MacFarlane; Dr Xinyi Zhang; A/Prof Jun Chen; Prof Dr suojiang zhang
Brief description This project aims to develop a hybrid ionic liquid-nanostructured electrode platform to electrochemically convert nitrogen gas to ammonia. Ammonia production, mostly for fertilisers, consumes more than 1% of the global energy supply and contributes 1.6 % of global carbon dioxide emissions. A process that could convert nitrogen to ammonia using renewable energy would be an important alternative approach. This project will develop a platform for electrochemical conversion of nitrogen gas to ammonia and optimise it for use with surplus renewable energy supplies. The project is expected to contribute to mitigation of greenhouse emissions and create a technology for distributed production of ammonia and ammonium fertilisers.
Funding Amount $373,500
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects