The Atmonia System currently under development will apply a novel catalyst which reduces atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, for agriculture and fuel – using only water, air, and electricity. When operating the system with renewable electricity, the resulting ammonia will be a sustainable product. As the system will run at ambient temperatures and pressures, it is ideally paired with renewable energies and run during off-peak hours when electricity is at lower demand and lower cost. The system will be able to deliver ammonium in an aqueous solution that can be combined with appropriate acids to form liquid fertilizers such as ammonium sulphate, ammonium nitrate (e.g. via the Atmonia Nitrate Production System) or di-ammonium phosphate, which can be applied directly onto crop fields. An add-on module will allow for the option to pressurize the ammonia into a liquid anhydrous form, which is suitable for transport over long distances or application as fuel in ammonia combustion engines and fuel-cells under development by various manufacturers.
The Atmonia Nitrate Production System also operates at ambient temperature and pressures. It uses ammonia (e.g. from the Atmonia System), combined with calcium or potassium to form sustainable liquid fertilizers such as ammonium nitrate, calcium nitrate or potassium nitrate in water – all applicable as fertilizer. Production of nitrate with current methods from ammonia (whether from brown or green ammonia sources) gives out extremely potent greenhouse gases, which are prevented through use of the Atmonia Nitrate Production System.