In the hydrogen economy, ammonia (NH3) has been recognised as a promising hydrogen carrier and a zero-carbon fuel. Recent research efforts have seen successful demonstration of ammonia as a renewable zero-carbon fuel for direct combustion in furnaces, gas turbines and in internal combustion engines.
Are you interested in an up-to-date overview of green ammonia research and potential future directions in this field of research?
In this webinar, Dr Mingming Zhu of Cranfield University will present the current research status and challenges of ammonia as a fuel and hydrogen carrier, the work related on the ammonia cracking and catalytic combustion for heat and power generation, and future perspectives.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions in the last 15 minutes.
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Analyse the physical, chemical and combustion properties of ammonia relevant to carbon-free fuel applications.
Design and implement strategies to deploy ammonia in existing combustion processes.
Assess the environmental sustainability, economics and safety associated with the use of ammonia as a fuel.
Dr Zhu is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Cranfield university and an Adjunct Research Fellow of The University of Western Australia.
Dr Zhu’s expertise embraces chemical reaction engineering science (e.g. gas-solid reaction and catalytic reactions) and thermal science (e.g. heat transfer, combustion, thermodynamics) with specific applications in thermochemical processing for low-carbon fuels and sustainable energy including production of hydrogen, hydrogen carriers (ammonia and methanol) and biofuels, advanced combustion of low-carbon fuels for energy, gas to liquid conversion and applied catalysis for environmental emissions control and wastes valorisation.
Dr Zhu has been working closely with industry and successfully secured and delivered more than £5 million R&D funds from industry (e.g. EDF UK, BAE System) and competitive research grants programs such as UK EPSRC, Australian Research Council (ARC) and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). His research has led to commercial realities, including development and commercialisation of combustion catalysts, successful demonstration of catalytic pyrolysis technology for hydrogen, syngas, methanol and biochar production, bio-hydrogen production and combustion of ammonia and hydrogen. Dr Zhu has published more than 140 journal and refereed conference papers (h-index of 30) and delivered more than 20 presentations and invited talks.