Japanese shipping firm NYK on Wednesday (18 September) said it has participated in two recent events at which it presented its concept for using ammonia as marine fuel to achieve zero-emission ships in order to strengthen international cooperation for decarbonization.
Ammonia does not emit carbon dioxide (CO2) when it is heated and can contribute to the effort to address global warming. In addition, if CO2-free hydrogen is used, zero emissions can be said to be achieved.
NYK is thus considering the use of ammonia as marine fuel, a possible solution for decarbonization.
Japan-Norway Hydrogen Seminar 2020, February 25
The Norwegian Embassy in Japan sponsored a seminar for 16 representatives of industry, government, and academia, and discussions were held with Norwegian and Japanese parties for future realization of a hydrogen society.
Toshi Nakamura, senior general manager of NYK’s Green Business Group, gave a presentation introducing ammonia as a marine fuel from both the technical and operational sides.
“Getting to Zero Coalition” International Conference, February 25
At the Getting to Zero Coalition** conference held in Denmark, NYK participated in one of the workshops which was themed “Fuels, Technologies & Transition Pathways”. NYK introduced the use of ammonia as a practical solution, in addition to the company’s fuel supply chain efforts, such as our marine LNG fuel supply business.
The NYK Group is making efforts to create next-generation green businesses involving alternative marine fuels to realize decarbonation and the company’s basic philosophy of “Bringing value to life” and contributing to the betterment of societies.
Photo credit: NYK
Published: 27 February, 2020
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