LR has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to South Korean shipbuilder DSME and manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions for an ammonia-fueled 23,000 TEU ultra-large container ship design, marking a milestone for the development of ammonia propulsion ships.
North Sea Port collaborated with Ørsted and Yara Birkeland to develop green ammonia based on renewable hydrogen, with the aim lead to an annual reduction in CO2 emissions of 100,000 tons.
Danish offshore wind company Ørsted and Japanese fertilizer Yara have joined forces to develop a project aiming at replacing fossil hydrogen with renewable hydrogen in the production of ammonia.
New and flexible fuel cell technology can reduce emissions from shipping by 40 to 100%. Partners from shipping, R&D and oil and gas are now constructing a pilot system that can use different types of fuel.
In its recently launched Energy Outlook, BP forecasts that the fuel mix for decarbonization in the shipping sector up to 2050 is able to diversify into hydrogen, either as ammonia or in liquid form, and LNG, as well as biofuels.
NYK Line, the classification society Class NK and the power systems provider IHI Power Systems inked an agreement in order to set the world’s first ammonia-fueled tugboat into practical use.
Alfa Laval, Hafnia, Haldor Topsoe, Vestas and Siemens Gamesa launched a report supporting that ammonia has the potential to power 30% of the global maritime fleet.
NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation, and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialization of an ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC).
Shipping is experiencing increasing pressure to decarbonize its operations and to reduce emissions to air. In April 2018, the IMO adopted an ambitious GHG reduction strategy, aiming to reduce with at least 50% total GHG emissions from shipping by 2050. As it is expected, such an unprecedented change, poses challenges for a range of stakeholders, from ship owners, to ship builders, designers, and fuel suppliers financiers and policy makers.
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard recently received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register concerning its ammonia-powered design of a 50,000 dwt MR tanker.
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