The key in ammonia synthesis is nitrogen activation.
Nature does this through a slow cascade of reaction steps.
Most factories use the classical Haber-Bosch, applying sheer force with high temperatures and pressures.
SWAN-H does is radically different.
THE MEZAILLES PROCESS
Using the unique radical chemistry of main-group elements, the Mézailles reaction is able to activate nitrogen and render it reactive towards water.
DRIVEN BY ELECTRICITY
The Mézailles reaction needs energy to run. This is sourced from electricity. Being a moderate temperature and pressure process it can deal with intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar.
CARBON AND HYDROGEN FREE
In the Mézailles reaction there is no fossil fuels and no carbon dioxide.
Also there is no hydrogen (H2) gas needed in the process. We activate nitrogen and react it with water.
Swan-H's patented mediator technology is what allows us to make the generally unreactive nitrogen react with water.
A chemical mediator is a compound that is necessary for the reaction, transformed during the reaction, AND regenerated to its initial form in a subsequent reaction.