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KBR to provide cracking tech for new South Korean project

KBR will deploy its new H2ACTSM ammonia cracking technology in Daesan, South Korea, delivering 200 tonnes of hydrogen per day as fuel for power generation. The new project is part of Hanwha Corporation’s decarbonisation push which includes co- and 100% firing of hydrogen fuel in gas turbines, ammonia production & export, and ammonia-powered vessels.

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The NH3 Kraken: Amogy’s ammonia-powered tugboat

As part of our Maritime Ammonia Insights series, we explore progress onboard the NH3 Kraken, Amogy’s ammonia-powered tug being developed in New York state. We heard updates on vessel retrofits, design points, project partners, the ongoing relationship with the US Coast Guard, HAZOP assessments, regulatory work and the remaining challenges before the tug hits the water for operational trials. Amogy’s Abigail Jablanksky and Chief Safety Solutions’ Herbert Fowlkes joined Conor Furstenberg Stott in conversation.

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Tracking the development pipeline of ammonia-ready vessels

In vessel news this week:

  • Samsung Heavy Industries’ ammonia-powered, ultra-large ammonia carrier design has been granted AiP by Korean Register.
  • Pherousa Green Shipping’s new fleet of six Ultramax vessels will be developed alongside partner OSM Thome.
  • And Avance Gas has triggered the option of two mid-sized LPG/ammonia carriers, noting growth in global seaborne ammonia trade.

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Japan consortium to explore ammonia imports to Osaka

Mitsui & Co., Mitsui Chemicals, IHI Corporation and the Kansai Electric Power Company will explore the establishment of a hydrogen & ammonia supply chain based in Osaka. Ammonia fuel will be used to decarbonise electricity generation, and cracked to provide a feedstock for other industrial processes like steel-making. In South Korea, a similar partnership is evolving between LOTTE and Air Liquide. You can learn more about the emerging nexus between ammonia cracking and steel-making at our upcoming annual conference in Atlanta, USA.

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MHI Energy Transition and Ammonia Firing Gas Turbine

MHI Group released the “Carbon Neutrality Declaration by 2040” with the theme of “MISSION NET ZERO” and we are working to develop technologies and businesses towards the goal. In this panel session, MHI’s technology roadmap for CO2 zero power generation is presented first, where ammonia and hydrogen firing GT/GTCC plays an important role. Then technologies development and validation progress for the ammonia firing GT are presented and discussed together with MHI involved Ammonia power generation projects worldwide. Lastly activities of Hydrogen GT development and validation are briefly introduced.

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Ammonia-to-Power to decarbonize heavy industries

Amogy aims to enable the decarbonization of the hard-to-abate sectors, such as shipping and power generation, with its emission-free ammonia-to-power solution. Amogy has developed a compact, high-efficiency ammonia cracker to crack ammonia into hydrogen, where the produced hydrogen is subsequently used to generate power through a fuel cell. This proprietary design leverages the superior physical characteristics of liquid ammonia with the performance advantages of matured hydrogen fuel cell technology. To date, Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system has been demonstrated with success in a 5 kW drone, 100 kW tractor, and 300 kW semi truck, and the Amogy team is working on retrofitting…

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Ammonia and the Netherlands

Starting with a broader hydrogen narrative, this presentation will touch on EU as well as NL policies to develop a H2 ecosystem/market. Focussing on the Port of Rotterdam and some NH3 elements, we will discuss a session held during the recent WHS in Rotterdam with some ammonia-related outcomes and, finally, address some concerns in terms of safety/societal anxieties.

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Scene-setting for ammonia in the marine industry: propulsion systems, FPSOs & jettyless tech

As the maritime industry gears towards the use of more sustainable fuels, Denmark-based cargo pump supplier Svanehoj reports increased orders for ammonia-capable equipment to be used on LPG tankers. Navantia and H2SITE will combine their expertise in shipbuilding and ammonia cracking to create hydrogen-based propulsion systems. Thyssenkrupp Uhde’s ammonia technology will be used in SwitcH2’s floating ammonia production vessels to harness offshore wind energy. And Iverson eFuels will use ECOnnects’ jettyless gas transfer technology at its 200,000 tonnes per year ammonia production facility in Norway.