Ammonia as a suitable fuel for fuel cells

Rong Lan, Shanwen Tao

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Ammonia, an important basic chemical, is produced at a scale of 150 million tons per year. Half of hydrogen produced in chemical industry is used for ammonia production. Ammonia containing 17.5wt% hydrogen is an ideal carbon-free fuel for fuel cells. Compared to hydrogen, ammonia has many advantages. In this mini-review, the suitability of ammonia as fuel for fuel cells, the development of different types of fuel cells using ammonia as the fuel and the potential applications of ammonia fuel cells are briefly reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number35
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalFrontiers in Energy Research
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2014


  • ammonia
  • fuel
  • fuel cell
  • hydrogen abstraction reaction
  • storage


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