Singapore’s Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) initiated its first invitation for proposal regarding the safety and operations for ammonia bunkering.
ccording to the centre’s CEO Prof Lynn Loo:
The invitation is around proposals to define the safety and operation envelopes to enable ammonia pilot demonstrations in Singapore
The project has identified a gap in terms of the safety and operations around transporting green fuels. Explaining the choice of ammonia for the first project, Prof Loo highlighted that the production of green ammonia requires three equivalents of green hydrogen to produce green ammonia, while green methanol requires three equivalents of green hydrogen, but only produces one green methanol equivalent.
Prof Loo also noted that this does not mean that ammonia is the solution. As she explained, a portfolio of solutions to think about decarbonisation is necessary.
The proposal deadline is in December and once proposals have been reviewed the study will start at the beginning of 2022.