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.
Höegh expects the first pair of ammonia-powered car carriers to be delivered late next year from China Merchants Heavy Industry at the Jiangsu Shipyard in China. This month, a new LNG/ammonia tank was installed in the first of the vessels, and MAN ES engines have arrived from Korea, with installation to take place in early December. Höegh has also announced a partnership with Yara Clean Ammonia to develop a future supply of ammonia fuel for the vessels.
Horisont Energi has signed two offtake agreements for ammonia from its under-development Norwegian plant. German gas importer & wholesaler VNG will purchase between 100,000 – 300,000 tonnes per year to distribute to its German industrial customers. Local gas supplier Barents NaturGass intends to purchase 100,000 tonnes per year for distribution to customers around Hammerfest, including its potential use as transportation fuel.
NYK reports the retrofitting of the LNG-fueled tugboat Sakigake has begun in Yokohama. An ammonia-fueled engine developed by IHI Power Systems, NYK, Japan Engine Corporation and Nihon Shipyard will replace the conventional system on board, with the tug due to hit the water by 2024. NYK & Chilean copper producer CODELCO have also announced they are developing an ammonia-powered Handymax bulk carrier, aiming to develop a fleet to service the cross-Pacific copper trade.