The Battolyser as a tool to overcome production problems by the intermittancy of green energy

Hans Vrijenhoef*, Proton Ventures, Netherlands; Fokko Mulder, TU Delft, Netherlands

15th Annual NH3 Fuel Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 31, 2018
NH3 Energy+ Topical Conference at the AIChE Annual Meeting


The intermittency of sustainable energy sources calls for either flexible production or storage of energy, to keep continuous processes running continuously. The newly developed Battolyser technology has the possibility of both, creating flexible production and storage in one piece of equipment. The Battolyser is therefore a tool to keep production processes of hydrogen and / or ammonia under a continuous mode at lowest CAPEX.

The design of this Battolyser can be such that the vulnerable ammonia Haber Bosch synthesis process can be kept in operation during certain periods of outage of (green) power, without installing additional large batteries.

The Battolyser will be in operation as of Spring 2019 in The Netherlands.


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2017: Dutch Initiatives to Store Sustainable Energy in the Form of Ammonia
2016: Decentralised ammonia production in the Netherlands
2015: Ammonia as an Energy Carrier – Update from the Netherlands [PDF]
2013: Anhydrous Ammonia: a Battery for Stranded and Excess Energy Sources
2012: Ammonia — An Energy Buffering Solution for the Future [PDF]
2011: Proton’s Wind Energy Liquefaction Unit: NFUEL Units for Storage of Renewable Energy [PDF]
2010: NFuels Units: From Mega-Ammonia to Micro-Ammonia [PDF]


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