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New study supports great potential for ammonia-powered ships

According to a new study, ammonia-powered ships have the potential to contribute significantly to the decarbonization of shipping. Behind the consortium are, among others, Global Maritime Forum, with Ørsted, BW Gas and MAN Energy Solutions as project participants.

MAN to develop ammonia-powered engine through new project

A new project, counting MAN Energy Solutions, among others, aims to develop ammonia-powered engines over the next three years. The project is in line with MAN's own plans to be able to supply ammonia engines by 2024 at the latest.

DFDS will operate green ammonia-powered ferries

DFDS has agreed to start buying green ammonia from a large facility in Denmark from 2026 as fuel for the ferry and freight operator's ships. The first ships could be equipped with dual fuel engines, DFDS Chief Exec Torben Carlsen tells ShippingWatch.

DFDS and Maersk will use carbon-free ammonia from new huge facility

Shipping companies DFDS and Maersk together with the agricultural sector are prepared to buy the production of up to 90,000 tons green ammonia from a large production facility, which could be ready in western Denmark five years from now. The investment totals around EUR 1 billion.

Ammonia could fuel a third of the global fleet

It is realistic that a third of the world's merchant fleet will sail on ammonia in the future, assesses a report by shipping company Hafnia together with Alfa Laval, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa and Haldor Topsøe. 120 ports already have the necessary facilities.

Wärtsilä testing ammonia in ship engines

Wärtsilä has started taking a closer look at ammonia as a potential solution to shipping's climate troubles. From 2022, carriers will be incorporated into trials at sea.

Ammonia could emerge as best future fuel candidate

Ammonia is currently the best candidate among future eco-friendly ship fuels, shipping researcher Tristan Smith tells ShippingWatch. Ammonia has several advantages over other alternative fuels, he says.

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