Modular ammonia manufacturing via a breakthrough carbon-free process

March 15th, 2024

R&D Focus Areas:
Ammonia, Advanced manufacturing

Lead Organisation:
Jupiter Ionics

Monash University, SJDC Produce Pty Ltd, Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers Ltd (WesCEF)


Start date:
April 2022

Completion date:
March 2025

Key contacts:
Jupiter Ionics – Contact – Jupiter Ionics

AUD$2,658,483 – Cooperative Research Centre – Projects (CRC-P)

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
This project follows on from an ARENA supported research project begun in 2018 Ammonia Production from Renewables R&D Project. The technology developed under this earlier project demonstrated significantly high efficiencies for the electrosynthesis of ammonia from air under ambient conditions. The developed proton shuttling system as well as the use of the highly selective electrolysis cells for nitrogen reduction was spun out into the start-up company Jupiter Ionics (which has secured several million dollars in seed funding).

This (CRC-P supported) project brings together a consortium to address scale-up and manufacturing challenges associated with the development of prototypes capable of producing 0.5 tonnes of ammonia per year and beyond, which would underpin the rollout of the first commercial versions of the device. This initial scale of the device is to be targeted towards localised manufacture of fertilisers for various sectors of agriculture.

Related publications and key links:
Jupiter Ionics: Global leaders in green ammonia

Higher degree studies supported:
Two PhD students and two research fellows are being supported.


March 2024