PREPARE FOR A
REVOLUTION IN
FUEL TECHNOLOGY

Real-time, in-line cracking of green ammonia is now possible. That means an easily burned, zero-carbon blend of ammonia and hydrogen is now available and, crucially, it can be achieved in a compact, lightweight reactor. For a range of sectors from transport to industrial processes, this is nothing short of a revolution. Best of all, it is possible right now.

Our technology is based on over a decade of research and development. Today, its capabilities range from the advanced thermal management necessary to make the real-time ammonia cracking practical, to the catalyst chemistry that makes it all possible.

Capabilities

THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Our heritage from Reaction Engines means our technology moves and utilises heat better, in a package that is lighter and smaller, than any comparable offering.

CATALYST CHEMISTRY

While we can work with virtually any catalyst on the market, the in-house catalyst chemistry licensed through our STFC connection offers better cracking performance at lower temperatures, using materials 1000x cheaper than are available elsewhere.

SYSTEM DESIGN & OPTIMISATION

Our expertise in thermal management and catalyst chemistry extends to developing and optimising power and propulsion systems that utilise our technology to deliver systems that have incredible efficiency without sacrificing on performance elsewhere.

COMPACT

Lightweight

Efficient

Low-Latency

Modular

Scalable

How it works

Pump

Subcooled liquid NH3 is pressurised
  • Subcooling maximises fuel storage density
  • Greatest possible heat sink for system cooling (liquid is -70°C)

Crack

Some of the NH3 is converted to H2/N2
  • Rest of fuel maintains reactor temperature
  • Cracked blend is easier to ignite & burn

Heat

Pumped NH3 is warmed by system
  • Waste/cooling heat recycled into the fuel
  • Deep thermal integration drives up efficiency

Burn

NH3/H2 fuel releases energy
  • Exhaust heat recycled back into cracker
  • Residual/top-up NH3 scrubs lingering NOx
  • No GHG emissions released

How it works.

PumP

Subcooled liquid NH3 is pressurised
  • Subcooling maximises fuel storage density
  • Greatest possible heat sink for system cooling (liquid is -70°C)

Crack

Pumped NH3 is warmed by system
  • Waste/cooling heat recycled into the fuel
  • Deep thermal integration drives up efficiency

Heat

Some of the NH3 is converted to H2/N2
  • Rest of fuel maintains reactor temperature
  • Cracked blend is easier to ignite & burn

Burn

NH3/H2 fuel releases energy
  • Exhaust heat recycled back into cracker
  • Residual/top-up NH3 scrubs lingering NOx
  • No GHG emissions released

THERE’S NO REASON TO WAIT

zero

pilot fuels required.

Our technology turns ammonia into a self-igniting, stable-burning fuel blend. Which makes pilot fuels a thing of the past.

10X

smaller and lighter.

Significantly smaller and lighter than rival reactors, our systems fit where no-one else’s can.

zero

CO2 or NOx emissions. Our reactors enable true-zero impact system solutions.

100X

cheaper.

We are developing materials that eliminate rare metals, radically reducing the cost of catalysts.

zero

stranded assets.

Our technology is retrofittable in most systems, extending their life and saving cost.

20%

increase in range.

Our efficiency offering doesn’t just save time. It also means fewer stops along the way.

REVOLUTIONISE YOUR SECTOR

The heavy transport and industrial sectors have long planned to evolve away from fossil fuels gradually, via bio-fuels or e-fuels, for the simple reason that there were no practical alternatives. Now those plans can change.

Civil aviation

Power

Power generation

Maritime

Mining

Mining & other
heavy vehicles

hydrogen storage recovery

Hydrogen storage recovery &
other chemical processes

An Expert
Team

Sunborne Systems was founded by a team of renowned experts in the fields of thermal management and catalyst chemistry. Nobody knows more about making the fuel revolution a reality.