Ammonia is a promising energy carrier from several points of view. It is carbon-free and can be burned directly in engines and furnaces. Alternatively, it can be thermally cracked to produce hydrogen. Ammonia (NH3) has a high H2 density, a significant energy density and can be produced on an industrial scale in a highly efficient process. Furthermore, it has an existing extensive distribution network and is easily stored by liquefaction at moderate pressure. There are significant challenges associated with the efficient NH3 utilization in combustion, though. These are mainly related to its relatively low calorific value, its poor ignition and flame stability and the possible increase of NOx emissions when inefficient combustion technologies are be used.
Following the strong interest growing within the SMARTCATS COST Action on the potentials of ammonia in combustion based energy production systems a workshop focused on ammonia combustion will be organized in Lisbon on 13 and 14 of April (before the next European Combustion Meeting) at “Oceanário de Lisboa – Auditório Mar da Palha“.
The workshop will be focused on all the aspects of the use of ammonia as energy carrier. Invited lectures on synthesis, combustion fundamentals and energy demonstration will aim at stimulating the discussion of the following round tables.
Poster contributions are very welcome in order to promote discussion and networking actions. Those wanting to submit a contribution may send a short abstract by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on Registration will be soon available.
Prof. Mario Costa – Istituto Superior Tecnico – Lisbon
Rita Maia – Istituto Superior Tecnico – Lisbon