Efforts are currently underway globally to decarbonize sources of electricity as well as transportation and industrial fuels. Billions of dollars are being invested on development of sources for production of green hydrogen. This transformation started in Europe and Asia, but recently gained traction in the United States. Green ammonia has the potential to be a product opportunity emerging from this energy transformation with significant economic implications and opportunities for agriculture.
The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris, MN has been a pioneer in the development and demonstration of renewable energy technology which supports the potential of green ammonia in agriculture. Michael Reese has been the Renewable Energy Director at WCROC since 2001. He has overseen the development of the renewable-energy program at Morris and has participated as a principle investigator or project manager on more than $18 million of research and demonstration projects including wind energy, biomass gasification, renewable hydrogen and ammonia, and solar-energy systems. Reese is leading the renewable-energy program’s new strategy to reduce fossil-energy consumption in agricultural production systems through incorporating renewable and efficient energy technologies.
Watch the April 2021 AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday for a technology overview of the systems that support production of green ammonia and the economic implications for agriculture in Minnesota and the region.
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