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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.

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Major supplier Wärtsilä has commenced tests of ammonia in ship engines and now takes a serious look at the fuel as a potential solution to the shipping industry's pollution problems.

Wärtsilä has already begun testing in its laboratories, but as of 2022, the firm plans to incorporate shipping lines, and possibly energy companies, in ship trials.

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