Program Exploring Ammonia as A Maritime Fuel Funded for Norway in 2021

A program is commencing to explore the use of ammonia as a maritime fuel. Underwritten with a $2.1 million grant from the Norwegian Research Council through the DEMO 2000 program, the project will be led by Wartsila’s technology group in cooperation with Knutsen OAS Shipping AS and Repsol, as well as with the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre.

There has been a growing interest in the maritime industry in ammonia, which is seen as a promising carbon-free fuel for marine applications. Several research initiatives have been launched into ammonia as a marine fuel as the industry works to meet the International Maritime Organization’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50 percent by 2050. Ammonia is seen as having a strong potential for the industry and according to this project also has a strong potential for providing green energy to remote power systems, such as offshore installations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf…


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