After demonstrating the world’s first ammonia-fueled tractor and the world’s first ammonia-powered truck, Brooklyn, New York-based Amogy Inc., is planning to demonstrate the world’s first ammonia-powered ship by the end of 2023.
The maritime transportation industry spews out 3% of worldwide greenhouse gases (GHG). As a result, there is increased pressure on the sector to reduce its carbon footprint swiftly. Now Ammonia is coming up as a promising alternative but its effectiveness is yet to be proved before being widely adopted.
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Amogy is retrofitting a 1957 tugboat, that uses diesel generators to power its electric engines. The company is going to replace the diesel generator with an ammonia one. It will be a masterstroke, as the 1-MW ammonia generator has thrice the output used for the semi-truck demonstration.
Seonghoon Woo, CEO of Amogy, said, “This is the first milestone of many you will see from Amogy in accelerating the accessibility and scalability of clean energy in the global maritime industry,”
“With successful demonstrations of our ammonia-powered drone, tractor, and semi-truck under our belts, we look forward to presenting the first ammonia-powered ship in 2023, with a target to fully commercialize in 2024.”