WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FuelPositive Corporation (TSX.V: NHHH) (OTCQB: NHHHF) (the “Company” or “FuelPositive”) announces that it will receive a funding grant of up to $1.9 million through the Research and Innovation Stream of the Agriculture Clean Technology (ACT) Program, delivered by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
AAFC has made this significant commitment to FuelPositive’s “Green NH3 Demonstration Phase Project” in support of the commercialization of the FP300 Green Ammonia system.
The funding provided through the ACT Program will help the Company gather the information needed to continue to adapt its technology to the commercial needs of farmers. The Green Ammonia Demonstration Phase consists of building and testing three Green Ammonia demonstration systems. Each system represents an improvement to the intellectual property and technological advancement over the previous system, bringing the Company closer to achieving its efficient and sustainable, large-scale production objectives.
Ammonia is essential for global food security. Today, approximately 80% of the ammonia produced goes towards the world’s fertilizer needs.1 While ammonia is vital to feeding the world’s growing population, the current ammonia industry, which primarily produces grey ammonia, is highly carbon-intensive. As the world strives to achieve global food security utilizing grey ammonia fertilizers, it simultaneously pollutes the environment needed to grow food. This dilemma, in addition to unpredictable pricing and supply uncertainty, has frustrated and confounded farmers and governments alike.
Until now, grey ammonia production was exclusively produced with fossil fuels. As a result, for every tonne of grey ammonia produced, 1.8 to 2.7 tonnes of harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released into the atmosphere.2 Grey ammonia is then transported, often across continents, oceans, countries and cities, and finally to a distributor, before finding its way to each customer’s location. This current distribution process adds additional cost and substantial GHG emissions to an already carbon-intensive grey ammonia production process.
FuelPositive’s decentralized Green Ammonia production takes fossil fuels out of the equation. FuelPositive’s Green Ammonia system consists of a nitrogen generator to produce nitrogen from the air, an electrolyzer to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water and a patent-pending Green Ammonia synthesis converter that operates with sustainable sources of electricity, eliminating the need for fossil fuels.
“Investments in clean technology help farmers face the challenges of today—from drought to extreme weather—and position the industry for a more resilient future. This new investment in FuelPositive builds on work already underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while increasing the productivity and profit for our farmers.”
– The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
“FuelPositive, a Waterloo-based company, is leading the way in clean technology. Their Green Ammonia production system is a shining example of Canadian ingenuity in action and has received Government of Canada funding. This viable and sustainable solution is exactly the type of innovation farmers and our planet need.”
– The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo
Ian Clifford, CEO and Chair of FuelPositive stated, “We are very proud that FuelPositive has been selected by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as one of the leaders in clean agriculture technology and innovation, aiming to reduce greenhouse gases in Canada.
Clifford concluded, “After a thorough selection process, we were overjoyed to learn that FuelPositive’s new technology was awarded a significant contribution by the Government of Canada. The recognition of the critical importance of a decentralized approach to Green Ammonia production, a key farm input, speaks volumes to the alignment between the federal government and FuelPositive and our mutual desire to provide solutions for Canadian farmers. Meeting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and providing global food security are priorities.”
Jeanne Milne, FuelPositive’s Senior Government Relations Advisor added, “This funding will accelerate getting the FP300 system to market. Our iterative technological approach allows FuelPositive to adapt to meet farmers’ needs. The Government of Canada’s vote of confidence is a testament to our shared dedication and commitment to make agriculture cleaner and Canada healthier.”
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FuelPositive is a Canadian technology company committed to providing commercially viable and sustainable, “cradle to cradle” clean technology solutions, including an on-farm/onsite, containerized Green Ammonia (NH3) production system that eliminates carbon emissions from the production of Green Ammonia.
By focusing on technologies that are clean, sustainable, economically advantageous and realizable, the Company aims to help mitigate climate change, addressing unsustainable agricultural practices through innovative technology and practical solutions that can be implemented now. The FuelPositive on-farm/onsite, containerized Green Ammonia production system is designed to produce pure, anhydrous ammonia for multiple applications, including fertilizer for farming, fuel for grain drying and internal combustion engines, a practical alternative for fuel cells and a solution for grid storage. Green Ammonia is also considered a key enabler of the hydrogen economy.
FuelPositive systems are designed to provide for Green Ammonia production on-farm/onsite, where and when needed. This eliminates wildly fluctuating supply chains and offers end-users clean fertilizer, energy and Green Ammonia supply security while eliminating carbon emissions from the production process. The first customers will be farmers. Farmers use 80% of the traditional grey ammonia produced today as fertilizer.
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