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Amogy and Yara Clean Ammonia sign MoU to further develop ammonia as marine fuel source

10 Nov 2022

Ammonia power solutions firm Amogy Inc. on Wednesday (9 November) said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Yara Clean Ammonia (YCA), a decarbonisation-focused subsidiary of global ammonia producer Yara International ASA.

Under the MoU, Yara will consider Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system as a zero-emissions solution for use within future shipping projects.

The companies will also pursue opportunities with external partners, including shipowners, for Amogy to deliver its proprietary technology and YCA to deliver clean ammonia.

Amogy has developed a proprietary ammonia-to-power platform, already demonstrated in a drone and heavy-duty tractor, which relies on a unique ammonia cracking technology in which hydrogen is extracted from ammonia on-board for use in a fuel cell. Amogy is currently scaling this energy-dense, zero-carbon power system for use in maritime vessels, to support the decarbonisation of global shipping.

“This collaboration with Yara Clean Ammonia is a natural next step for Amogy following the establishment of our Norway operations earlier this year,” said Seonghoon Woo, Co-Founder and CEO of Amogy.

“YCA operates a vast global ammonia network and understands the value of the compound as a next-generation fuel to decarbonise hard-to-abate sectors, like shipping. This agreement provides a fantastic opportunity for Amogy to work alongside innovators in this space to support further demonstrations of our technology in maritime vessels.”

As Amogy pursues commercialisation of its technology within oceangoing vessels, YCA and Amogy will collaborate for these efforts, including potential integrations in tugboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other ships.

“Amogy’s work with Yara Clean Ammonia will provide us with more opportunities to demonstrate and deliver ammonia-to-power technologies to the maritime sector,” said Christian Berg, Managing Director for Amogy Norway.

“As a former member of their team, I’m very familiar with YCA’s commitment to driving innovation in ammonia production and transportation to support cleaner shipping and food production. With access to YCA’s ammonia and partner portfolio, Amogy can introduce proven zero-carbon fuelling opportunities to more changemakers around the world and move toward our goal of decarbonising the transportation industry by 2050.”

Partnerships between companies like Amogy and Yara Clean Ammonia are essential to demonstrate ammonia as a zero-carbon fuel solution and identify new use cases for clean ammonia within global supply chains, the two companies said.

“At Yara Clean Ammonia, we take our role within the ammonia and hydrogen ecosystem very seriously. Through this collaboration with Amogy, we can explore valuable applications for ammonia as a fuel within the transportation, export and trading networks,” said Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, president of Yara Clean Ammonia.

“We’re excited to support their efforts to further demonstrate the viability of ammonia power technologies in the shipping industry and explore opportunities to integrate their platform into our operations as well as the introduction of their technology to existing and future partnerships, as a future solution for decarbonisation.”

Amogy also recently announced the first commercial deployment of its technology in an ammonia tank barge in 2023, in partnership with Southern Devall.

Related: Southern Devall takes first steps for ammonia-powered fleet with Amogy ammonia-to-power tech

Related: Amogy and Amon Maritime sign MoU to advance ammonia-powered shipping



Photo credit: Amogy

Published: 10 November, 2022

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