Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Materials & Chemicals
Materials Chemicals
WARF: P200013US02

Inventors: John Berry, Christian Wallen, Tristan Brown, Sungho Park

The Invention
UW-Madison researchers have developed a diruthenium containing catalyst capable of efficiently converting ammonia to nitrogen in the presence of oxygen. These catalysts, which generally facilitate multi-electron reactions, can be used in a number of industrially relevant contexts, including electrochemical cell-based energy storage and energy production applications that could form the basis for a potential nitrogen economy.
Key Benefits
  • Capable of converting ammonia to nitrogen in the presence of oxygen
  • Could enable ammonia based fuel cells
Additional Information
For More Information About the Inventors
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