June 20, 2022 - June 24, 2022

Ammonia for valuable clean energy systems

1st meeting



Hydrogen is often considered as a good candidate for chemical storage but actually suffers from some drawbacks such as the storage complexity, the safety and the cost. Ammonia, which can be considered as a ‘mere’ hydrogen carrier  has some advantages over hydrogen as its lower cost per unit of stored energy; its higher volumetric energy density; easier and more widespread production, Its liquid phase by compression to 0.9 MPa at atmospheric temperature; the well-established, reliable infrastructure already exists for both ammonia storage and distribution (including pipeline, rail, road, ship).

This consortium project has 3 different objectives:

  • First to give the opportunity during these different stays of all partners to generate an intensive discussion about the main scientific locks still necessary to be studied before considering ammonia as fuel for stationary and unstationary energy systems and also to provide highly accurate models to help industrial design.
  • Second, this consortium will be one major part of an ITN project ‘GATO’, submitted for the next call of Horizon Europe (at the end of 2021), and coordinated by the applicant. Therefore, the help providing during this consortium program will be very fruitful to organize the proposal.
  • Third, during the second year, the first European workshop “Ammonia combustion workshop for zero carbon footprint of energy” will be organized in Orléans to favor the meet of academics and industrial partners about ammonia as green energy carrier in combustion systems. It will be also a major asset for the recognition of the academic partners from Orléans as well as Regional strategic roadmap 2020-2030 for the deployment of hydrogen in the Centre-Val de Loire, and also the competitiveness cluster S2E2 in energy management.


monday 20 june 2022

Afternoon : working session : presentation of each  participant to summarize their ammonia studies and interest (CNR, BUT, CARDU, UO)

First session : kinetics of ammonia oxidation – what needs ? what limits ? (CNR, BUT, UO)

tuesday 21 june 2022

Morning : working session : session 1 

Focus :  applications : ammonia as fuel for GT (CARDU), Engines (UO)

End of Morning : International Vice President of UO  - Presentation of Humberto Vital (Univ Mangallanes)

Afternoon : working session :  turbulent – flame interaction : what we do, what we know, what we will do

wednesday 22 june 2022

Morning : working session : what needs for accurate simulation , what lacks ?  (CAM (visio), BUT)

Afternoon (14h30-17h30) : cultural activity “Sur les traces d’Aurélien” (Jardin de la Charpenterie, 45000 Orléans)

thursday 23 june 2022

Morning : visit to ICARE  and PRISME University of Orléans - CNRS

Afternoon : presentations with PhD students of PRISME and ICARE and discussion

friday 24 june 2022

Morning : working session :

synthesis : can we write some key points to be developed/what will be the objective of the next meeting ? date ?

Afternoon : departures




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