Our member companies span the full value chain of ammonia energy, from decarbonized hydrogen and ammonia production, through safety, distribution, and trading, to power generation and energy storage. Our members include technology licensors, EPC firms, energy majors, maritime shipping lines, electricity and gas utilities, fertilizer producers, chemicals manufacturers, and project developers looking to produce future fuels.
What connects all of these companies is an interest in the decarbonization of ammonia production and its use as a sustainable energy commodity.
Conferences & Webinars
Ammonia Energy Conferences offer attendees the opportunity to learn from and network with key technology and project developers. We host annual events in Australia and the United States, and we partner with other event organizers to support global programming all year round.
Our annual conferences also include workshops and committee meetings for AEA Members, bringing our members together and setting the agenda for the Ammonia Energy Association moving forward.
In addition to our annual conferences, we produce monthly webinars on topics of low-carbon ammonia production and the use of ammonia as a maritime fuel.
The AEA is seeking to facilitate the establishment of a globally harmonised Certification Scheme for Ammonia (the Certification Scheme) to support the development of a market for low- and zero-carbon ammonia.
While this initiative is led by AEA Members, the success of the Certification Scheme will depend on the participation of many strategic partners (AEA non-members) who will play crucial roles both in informing the design phase and in supporting the adoption phase.
To enable this, we have published a Discussion Paper designed to illustrate our initial thinking around an Ammonia Certification Scheme and stimulate discussion of its potential merits, limitations, and design details. The AEA invites any interested organization to provide feedback through this Certification Survey.
Electrolysis-based ammonia production peaked worldwide around 1970, before the economies of scale and cheap gas feedstock led to its decline. With decarbonization and climate-neutral industrial processes now a critical priority, electrolysis-based ammonia production has re-emerged as a long-term solution. From a base of 10,000 tonnes per year worldwide production in 2020, as much as 100 million tonnes per year of electrolysis-based ammonia could be produced by the end of this decade, driven by a dramatic roll-out of renewable energy generation and installed electrolyzer capacity.
In maritime ammonia updates this week:
- Alma Clean Power’s containerised SOFC system design has been granted AiP by DNV. A 2 MW, ammonia-fed system will be used to retrofit the Viking Energy vessel as part of the ShipFC project.
- Grimaldi Group has increased its order for ammonia-ready car carriers to fifteen. China Merchants Heavy Industries will construct the 9,000 car equivalent units design at Jiangsu shipyards, delivering the first vessels in 2025.
- Mabanaft and Hapag-Lloyd will explore the supply of ammonia bunker fuel to Hapag’s vessels at the Port of Hamburg (Germany), and the Port of Houston (USA).
- and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action will fund the construction of three, future-proof LNG bunker vessels, which are designed to be upgraded to handle ammonia fuel.
Topse & Mintal Hydrogen will develop a dynamic, renewable ammonia plant in Baotou, China. Similar to Topsoe’s project in Skovgaard (Denmark), the electrolyser plant in Baotou will be directly connected to renewable energy generation, with production to begin in 2025.