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New energy-efficient way to make ammonia
The traditional way of manufacturing ammonia leaves a huge carbon footprint. An Australian team of researchers have found a cheaper and greener way to make ammonia from air, water, and renewable electricity.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, ammonia has been produced using the Haber-Bosch process. This is a chemical process that converts nitrogen and hydrogen into liquid ammonia. The reaction, which takes place at temperatures of around 400°C and at pressur...