Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) joined a study with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) to explore the use of ammonia as an alternative marine fuel.
he study aims to create a better understanding of the ammonia supply chain and bunkering safety. The results of the study aim to help the maritime industry during its transition to fuels with a lower carbon footprint.
For the study, EPS will be responsible for the loading, transporting, and discharging of gas, including ammonia, as a cargo.
EPS’ involvement in the study comes as the company entered a partnership that will fund a Maritime Decarbonisation Centre in Singapore. EPS also recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with OCI N.V. and MAN Energy Solutions to develop methanol and ammonia as a marine fuel to aid in industry-wide decarbonisation efforts.
Professor Jasmine Lam, Director of the Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence, NTU Singapore, stated on the occassion:
This study comes at a right time with ammonia as a key potential marine fuel. We hope this collaborative effort will contribute to Singapore’s long-term maritime decarbonisation strategy for a more sustainable Maritime Singapore
The joint study will cover green ammonia production and supply, ammonia bunkering process, and potential issues arising from adopting ammonia as a marine fuel.