Innovation Fund Denmark, the Danish investment entity, has announced the creation of a consortium to develop a two-stroke, ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime shipping.
The consortium will aim to specify and demonstrate an entire, marine-propulsion system that will pave the way for the first commercial order for an ammonia-fuelled vessel.
MAN Energy Solutions will lead the consortium that also includes:
- Eltronic FuelTech;
- The Technical University of Denmark (DTU);
- DNV GL.
Development of the engine is planned for 2024.
Commenting on the initiatice, Brian Østergaard Sørensen, Vice President, Head of Research & Development, Two-Stroke at MAN Energy Solutions, said:
MAN Energy Solutions has spoken in favour of a maritime energy transition in shipping for many years now and we understand the need to work with a wide group of industry partners to develop sustainable solutions. Ammonia is a fuel with a lot of potential and yet another, important step towards decarbonising the marine market
As a marine fuel, ammonia has the potential to decarbonise the marine industry. The project aims to present at full-scale, a large marine engine running on ammonia at MAN Energy Solutions’ test facility, Research Centre Copenhagen. The project comprises three main stages:
- Concept development and initial design of an ammonia engine.
- Design of an ammonia fuel-supply system.
- Full-scale testing.