ICL Innovation seeks a novel process to synthesize ammonia, as a cheaper, lower CO2 footprint, and smaller scale alternative to the Haber Bosch process. The produced ammonia will be mainly used to produce fertilizers.
In the current Haber Bosch process, hydrogen from fossil fuels is utilized to produce ammonia, releasing 2-3 tons of CO2 per ton NH3 under extreme pressure (100-300 bar) and temperature. Production plants are massive, and production is continuous and cetralized. On the other hand, the process is highly efficient.
Among its many uses, ammonia is also a feedstock for fertilizers manufacturing, which is why ICL is interested in its production, on a much smaller scale (30-50 thousand tonnes per year per plant). Preferably, nitrogen should come from the air, and the hydrogen is available in-house.
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As a technology incubator, ICL Innovation is looking for innovative technologies that may require further development, may be licensed to and commercialized by ICL.