I have long been interested in Azane is as a logical green energy carrier but it is not as simple as just producing an alternative fuel source…. or it will just be in addition to the 90 million barrels of oil per day we currently consume;
+ First take the technology to the hydrocarbon producers…not the end user, that is taking the putting the cart in front of the horse.
+ For every barrel of oil they lock underground and DON’T produce they get the right to produce a barrel of ammonia through solar for a return similar to what they make from crude
+ The government’s of the receiving countries tax the solar cleaved ammonia (Azane) at the same rates as petrol and it goes through the same fossil fuel distribution channels ….the same vested interests who would try and scuttle the use of Azane would then support it
+ The oxygen from the electrolysis process is collected and compressed and injected into the engine to displace the inert nitrogen in the air making up for it’s lower energy density than diesel and petrol and possibly be used to keep the ammonia pressurised with the use of an inert buffer gas such as nitrogen.
+ The desert solar PV farms could surround a concentrated solar complex where the heat is used in a combined cycle high temperature electrolysis and symbiotic Haber Bosch process in the receiving tower, eliminating some of the inefficiencies in two of the four steps.
+ Excess heat/electricity is simply stored in fire bricks during the day and water pumped through and gasified at night to keep the process going 24/7.
+ Recent auctions solar PV farm take off rates in Saudi Arabia have been lower than USD 2c per KWH….insanely cheap!
Why just sell a membrane when you can licence a whole integrated process that governments, oil co’s and fossil fuel exporters will enforce?
The end game is you eliminate the powerful inertia of governments and fossil fuel industry to completely eliminating the use of fossil fuels in a hurry….in comming decades our species will be lucky to survive the Co2 we have already released….last time I looked all politicians, oil barons, Arab Sheikhs and even Putin had kids too.