Has the cost of Ammonia killed this idea?

Ammonia, NH3 Vehicle Fuel
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50pascals
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Has the cost of Ammonia killed this idea?

Post by 50pascals » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:14 pm

I just discovered this thread - been lurking on the site for a while.

I realize that ultimately, ammonia does not need to be a "fossil fuel." But it seems that escalating gas prices have tanked this for now. Locally, I'm told prices make Ammonia 3 times the cost of gas on a per pound basis.

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Re: Has the cost of Ammonia killed this idea?

Post by DMartin » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:20 pm

Ammonia from coal was at around 250 $/tonne that is a good price !
Coal price is even increased...
Do you know its price now?

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Re: Has the cost of Ammonia killed this idea?

Post by Frank » Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:13 pm

The technology for utilizing this fuel is still in development so I don't think that its commodity price affects its development at this time. I also expect the price of NH3 will come down as new ways of synthesizing it evolve.

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