Bench-Scale Renewable Ammonia Plant
The bench-scale renewable ammonia plant (BSRAP) is a vision of future distributed-scale ammonia production
of utility to either the agricultural producer or electric power generators where NOx
is required. The BSRAP is a highly flexible modular test system that allows for testing of feedstocks and
processes by which the feedstock in question can be converted to a higher-value commodity such as anhydrous
ammonia. The original feedstock for which the system was designed was biogas from an anaerobic digester.
Cutting-edge technologies have been tested as a means to enable cost-effective and efficient production
of both renewable hydrogen and ammonia. The plant consists of six different operating units.
- Average output capacity: 60 standard liters per hour of H2, 28 grams per hour of anhydrous ammonia
- Nominal feed rate: variable based on availability
- 3-in. diameter
- 55 in. high
- Biodigester gas
- Landfill gas
- Renewable hydrocarbons
The BSRAP is fully instrumented and capable of either manual or automated control. The length of a test program can be virtually
limitless because of the ruggedness of design and ability to conduct unattended operation.