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Thermochemical energy storage with ammonia and implications for ammonia as a fuel

Adrienne Lavine
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

NH3 Fuel Conference, Los Angeles, September 19, 2016


This seminar presents recent advances in ammonia-based thermochemical energy storage1 (TCES), supported by an award from the US Department of Energy SunShot program. The goal of SunShot is to “reduce the total installed cost of solar energy systems to $.06 per kWh by 2020.” Within the arena of concentrating solar thermal power, Sunshot has established goals for each subsytem, including reducing the cost of the energy storage subsystem to $15 per kWht of stored energy and enabling working fluid temperatures greater than 600°C, consistent with advanced, high performance power blocks. Continue reading