“Advanced materials and Reactors for ENergy storage tHrough Ammnia (ARENHA)”
Tecnalia, TU/e, ENGIE, CNH2, DTU, FhG-IKTS, STFC, PV, ELCOGEN, H2SITE, PSA.
ARENHA (Advanced materials and Reactors for Energy storage tHrough Ammonia) is a European project with global impact seeking to develop, integrate and demonstrate key material solutions enabling the use of ammonia for flexible, safe and profitable storage and utilization of energy. Ammonia is an excellent energy carrier due to its high energy density, carbon-free composition, industrial know-how and relative ease of storage. ARENHA demonstrates the feasibility of ammonia as a dispatchable form of large-scale energy storage, enabling the integration of renewable electricity in Europe and creating global green energy corridors for Europe energy import diversification. Innovative Materials are developed and integrated into ground-breaking systems in order to demonstrate a flexible and profitable power-to-ammonia value chain but also several key energy discharge processes. Specifically, ARENHA will develop advanced SOEC for renewable hydrogen production, catalysts for low temperature/pressure ammonia synthesis, solid absorbents for ammonia synthesis intensification and storage, catalysts and membrane reactors for ammonia decomposition. Energy discharge processes studied in ARENHA tackle various applications from ammonia decomposition into pure H2 for FCEV, direct ammonia utilization on SOFCs for power and ICEs for mobility. Both the electrolysis prototype and the energy storage prototype in the form of ammonia will be tested and validated at the CNH2 facilities.
Ammonia, SOEC, Membrane, Electrode, Haber-Bosch, Electrosynthesis, SOFC, Ammonia combustion engine
H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020 (topic LC-NMBP-29-2019)
Horizon 2020 Programme, European Union
Grant Agreement number 862482