Researchers propose electrocatalytic ammonia synthesis as a more environmentally friendly method

Researchers at Tohoku University have proposed an environmentally friendly method for synthesizing ammonia using electrocatalytic nitrogen reduction. This process converts nitrogen gas from the air into ammonia with an electrical current, using less-precious transition metal disulfides as catalysts. By creating sulfur vacancies on the catalysts’ surfaces through electrochemistry, the team significantly enhanced the catalytic activity for ammonia production. This method presents a sustainable alternative to the traditional Haber-Bosch process, which is energy-intensive and relies on carbon-emitting sources. For further details, you can read the full article on