Green Ammonia's Future in Minnesota Agriculture

April 14, 2021 | 12-1pm

Online

Host
Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)
Event Description

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.

Join AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday on April 14th for a technology overview of the systems that support production of green ammonia and the economic implications for agriculture in Minnesota and the region.

AURI Connects: Webinar Wednesday is a monthly webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute. Each webinar explores different aspects of the food and ag sectors in Minnesota—from resources for food entrepreneurs to innovations in coproducts and biobased energy. 

Webinars take place on the second Wednesday of the month from 12-1pm. Registration is free and open to the public. To learn more about upcoming webinars and watch past recordings, visit www.auri.org/webinar-wednesday

Cost
Free
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