Jupiter Ionics

A new Monash spin-out, Jupiter Ionics, has secured an exclusive licence to develop a patented technology for green ammonia first invented by the University's School of Chemistry. Ammonia is an essential ingredient in the global food system through its role in fertiliser production, but current technology typically produces around two tonnes of CO2 for every tonne of ammonia produced. The new technology uses an electrochemical process to produce ammonia by reducing nitrogen extracted from the air and combining it with hydrogen extracted from water, with power provided by renewable electricity.