The Amogy Technology

A big solution for a big challenge.

At Amogy, we are building a novel portable carbon-free energy system using ammonia as a renewable fuel. Our system has 5x higher system-level energy densities compared to lithium batteries.

This new energy system will enable the decarbonization of commercial transportation, where the existing and emerging technologies have critical limitations due to their low energy densities.

The Science Behind Amogy

Our technology enables emission-free, high-performance mobility using liquid ammonia as a fuel, solving one of the hardest problems in the world.

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> THE BENEFITS OF AMMONIA

Driving towards a cleaner future.

Carbon-Free System

It’s clean. Amogy’s solution is emission-free at the point of use.

Powerful

It’s energy dense. The volumetric energy density of liquid ammonia is almost 3x greater than that of compressed hydrogen. Over an equivalent distance, fueling a vehicle solely using ammonia would require approximately three times the internal tank volume needed for conventional diesel fuel but three times less than the volume required for compressed hydrogen.

Portable

It’s easy to store. Although ammonia is a gas at ambient temperatures, it can be stored as a liquid at approx. -34°C (-29°F). This reduces the cost, complexity, and space requirements for storage compared with liquid hydrogen and liquefied natural gas (LNG). At an ambient temperature, ammonia can also be stored as a liquid with only mild pressure.

Possible

It’s already in our supply chain. Because of its ubiquity in the agriculture sector as a fertilizer, ammonia production, transport and usage already have the technological maturity, infrastructure, and familiarity of the public to expand in the transportation sector.

Amogy’s Tractor Demonstration

On May 25, 2022, Amogy Demonstrated the First Ammonia-Powered, Zero-Emissions Tractor. Watch the recap.

Industries of Focus

Shipping

Besides its high volumetric energy density and manageable boiling point, ammonia has several key advantages that make it a suitable choice for ocean-going vessels and smaller ships. Ammonia is already a globally traded commodity, with 20 million tons of the chemical shipped each year among almost 200 ports. The presence of existing transportation and storage infrastructure provides a ready foundation for a future zero-carbon fuel value chain in shipping.

Trucking

Reducing carbon emissions from the trucking sector requires a transition from diesel-powered engines to alternative fuel and drivetrain technologies. Compared with compressed hydrogen, liquid ammonia has an energy density that is approximately 2.7 times greater, and it requires significantly less energy to store and transport safely. Using ammonia as a hydrogen carrier combined with a compact and high-efficiency cracker enables fuel cell trucks to be just as, if not more energy-efficient than present-day diesel engines.

Material-Handling Equipment

Traditionally powered by fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, LPG, and compressed natural gas, the material-handling equipment market has seen a drastic shift toward electrification in recent years. Fuel cell forklifts offer tremendous growth opportunities. However, scaling up hydrogen fuel cells for use in material-handling equipment faces challenges related to fuel delivery and storage. Ammonia combined with an on-vehicle cracker can help to mitigate these challenges. With ammonia-handling safety guidelines already established within the industry, a mature delivery infrastructure in place, and cost-effective onsite storage, ammonia can offer all the benefits of hydrogen fuel cells while being more user-friendly.

Distributed Energy Systems and Data Centers

Data storage alone is anticipated to account for 14% of global emissions by 2040. To further decarbonization efforts and increase energy density, fuel cells can also be powered by hydrogen that is generated from renewable energy and carried by ammonia via a cracker. Like the heavy-duty transportation sector, stationary power generation can leverage ammonia’s relative ease of use and cost-effectiveness to store and distribute compared with hydrogen.

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Ammonia as a Fuel to Decarbonize Transportation