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Re: Suitable alternatives

Ammonia is a great swap on a farm. It can be used as a fuel for tractors, dryers and other machinery and it's used a lot as a fertilizer. I saw a study that showed it was financially more attractive to use a large wind turbine in conjunction with a Haber-Bosch process plant (in a shipping container) to generate Ammonia rather than putting the power from the turbine on the grid. If the Ammonia tank were to fill up, the excess power could be exported, but getting a bigger tank might have a better return.

In the US, the middle of the country has a big Ammonia pipeline and a significant portion of generated power is used in making Ammonia. Installing a large wind turbine and a plant where the ammonia can be injected into the system could be a great business venture.

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