Shawn Rana Explains The Benefits of Green Ammonia

Shawn Rana

September 7, 2021

Shawn Rana Explains The Benefits of Green Ammonia

Green Ammonia is the giant step forward that the environment needs. Shawn Rana, a Mechanical Engineer with an extensive and varied background explains how to reap the benefits of its use. 

Shawn Rana has extensive knowledge of green ammonia. Simply put, ammonia is a compound comprised of just nitrogen and hydrogen. The formula is NH3. Most people think of ammonia as the strong smell from the cleaning fluid under the kitchen sink. Fortunately, Shawn Rana has had the opportunity to acquire deep knowledge of this very necessary stable binary hydride. Putting his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba to great use, Shawn Rana not only understands ammonia in its simplest form he understands the benefits of green ammonia.

Green ammonia is ammonia that is derived from water production as opposed to fossil fuel production. Heating and pressing the hydrogen – nitrogen to the point of ammonia synthesis is powered by wind or solar energy in the production of green ammonia.

How can green ammonia benefit the environment? The benefits of green ammonia stem from the uses of water electrolysis and wind and/or solar energy usage. We are all aware of the deleterious effects of using fossil fuels due in part to the worldwide shortage. However, ammonia is not just used for cleaning floors. Ammonia is used to sustain fertilizer for agriculture production. In fact, according to, in 2020 the production of ammonia was approximately 14 million metric tons. This is the ammonia that was manufactured by 16 companies at 35 different facilities within the United States of America alone.

As a mechanical engineer and executive consultant, Shawn Rana is aware of the other uses of ammonia, as well. Ammonia is used as a refrigerant gas, as well as a purification method for water supplies. Ammonia is also used to manufacture plastics, textiles, pesticides, explosives, dyes as well as other chemicals. All of this from that pungent bottle under the sink.

Fortunately, Shawn Rana has extensive knowledge of the green ammonia sphere. He has been president and CEO of numerous companies in the fertilizer industry. That position has garnered him important experience in engineering, building, financial operations as well as logistical operations involving both domestic and international arenas. He is a recognized leader in this space.

During his 26 years in manufacturing fertilizers, oil and gas as well as agrichemicals, Shawn Rana has seen where green ammonia has begun, where it is today, and where it is going. One of the highlights of his illustrious career includes the construction of the first world-scale, greenfield nitrogen fertilizer facility that was built in the United States in over 25 years. This particular plant is known as a stand-out forerunner in efficiency and innovation.

Taking stock of how the ammonia that you use every day is manufactured is key. As with every green initiative, it is important to forge forward. The need for green alternative products creates a demand.