Amogy & Azane to develop ammonia-fueled ammonia bunker barges

Vessel design launched

The newly-released vessel design for Azane’s ammonia bunker barge. Source: Azane Fuel Solutions.
Click to learn more. The newly-released vessel design for Azane’s ammonia bunker barge. Source: Azane Fuel Solutions.

Amogy & Azane Fuel Solutions will explore the technical and commercial feasibility of using Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system on board Azane’s ammonia bunker vessel concept. The pair will also explore integration of Amogy’s system with an ammonia fuel delivery setup Azane has developed, as well as cooperating on a pilot demonstration of the bunker vessel.

By using our technology, Azane Fuel Solutions can deliver clean ammonia to ships globally with zero emissions from the bunkering operation. This will be a first of its kind for this segment.

Christian Berg, Managing Director, Amogy Norway in his organisation’s official press release, 29 Nov 2023

The reason for providing an ammonia bunker vessel is to help decarbonize the shipping industry. Because of this, we need a zero-emission solution to provide propulsion to our vessels. Amogy has a promising technology that can help us reach our strategic ambition of offering zero-emission bunker solutions for deep sea shipping.

Håkon Skjerstad, CEO of Azane Fuel Solutions in Amogy’s official press release, 29 Nov 2023

Amogy also announced that it has just completed a technology verification process with Lloyd’s Register.

Cooperation with fuel producers in Norway

Amogy and Hy2gen Norway have agreed to work together on important elements of the ammonia fuel value chain: advocacy, developing production projects and vessel safety. Hy2gen is currently leading the Iverson eFuels project in southwest Norway, which will produce 200,000 tonnes of ammonia fuel per year from 2027.

We need cooperation along the entire value chain to accelerate the transition from fossil to renewable fuels. Amogy represents a promising technology for the efficient utilisation of ammonia as a fuel, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to facilitate ammonia as an emission-free fuel in the shipping industry.

Hege Ekland, Managing Director of Hy2gen Norway in Ocean Hyway Cluster’s official press release, 16 Nov 2023

Ammonia-to-power system on Norwegian PSVs

Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system will be integrated into a new PSV design from Green Ships. Source: Amogy.
Click to learn more. Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system will be integrated into a new PSV design from Green Ships. Source: Amogy.

Amogy’s will provide its ammonia-to-power system for at least two Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs), to be designed & built by Green Ships in Norway. The vessels will be operated by Bourbon Horizon, joining its existing fleet of seven conventionally-powered PSVs. The new vessels will be based on Green Ships’ 82m ePSV design, and meet all DNV requirements for ammonia fueled vessels. Green Ships indicates a 100 m3 ammonia fuel tank will be included in the design.

For smaller ships, such as a typical PSV size, liquid ammonia is mainly considered in combination with fuel cells and large size batteries. Amogy is the leading company in this field. It offers the first available powerpack that includes a cracking technology converting liquid ammonia to hydrogen gas for direct integration into the fuel cells.

Christian Berg, Managing Director, Amogy Norway in his organisation’s official press release, 5 Oct 2023

Deploying cracking technology in Japan & Korea

Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system is a combination of its proprietary cracking technology with hydrogen fuel-cell power generation. Mitsubishi Corporation, Amogy and SK Innovation, will explore the large-scale deployment of this ammonia cracking technology, and potentially joint pilot projects across east Asia. Both Mitsubishi and SK Innovation participated in Amogy’s recent $150M Series B funding round.

Debunking safety myths

And to close the year, Amogy and Guidehouse have produced a new whitepaper looking at some of the key misconceptions about the production & use of ammonia fuel. The publication explores myths about ammonia safety, NOx emissions and the scale-up of ammonia markets in the future, and you can download the whitepaper here.

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