Our Iowa Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Generation System

Jay Schmuecker1*, David Toyne2*
[1] Pinehurst Farm; and [2] Solutions for Automation, United States

NH3 Fuel Conference, Minneapolis, November 2, 2017
AIChE Annual Meeting, Topical Conference: NH3 Energy+


The presentation will summarize the development of the demonstration size renewable fuel and fertilizer system on my Iowa farm. Solar power, water, and air are used to make hydrogen and ammonia fuel used to power a modified John Deere 7810 tractor. The ammonia can also be used to fertilize corn cropland. The development of the ammonia reactor will be described and its performance discussed. There are no carbon emissions in either the generation or consumption of the hydrogen and ammonia.

Read the abstract at the AIChE website.


Download this presentation [PDF, 3.8MB].


2016: Solar Hydrogen and Ammonia System Status
2015: My Solar Hydrogen and Ammonia, and Ammonia Tractor Fuel and Fertilizer System [PDF]


The Raphael Schmuecker Memorial Solar Hydrogen System
David Toyne, Solutions for Automation
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