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Quantum Computing To The Rescue

Ammonia is best known as a fertilizer, but could also be used as fuel, potentially making it one of the best decarbonization solutions.

Currently ammonia is made through the energy-intensive Haber-Bosch process using natural gas.  A tiny anaerobic bacteria in the roots of plants performs this same process every day at very low energy cost using a specific molecule‚ÄĒnitrogenase.

The MoFe protein, and the FeMoco, can be analyzed by quantum computing to help reveal the complex chemical system behind nitrogen fixation by the enzyme nitorgenase.

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Nitrogen Fixation

Any natural or industrial process that causes free nitrogen (N2), which is a relatively inert gas plentiful in air, to combine chemically with other elements to form more-reactive nitrogen compounds such as ammonia, nitrates, or nitrites.

Both the production and use of nitrogen fertilizers lead to the release of CO2, N2O and CH4, which are among the most important global green house gases.

The synthesis of ammonia, from which all synthetic fertilizers are produced, alone accounts for about 0.8% of the global green house gas emissions and 2-3% of global energy.

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