Japanese trading corporation Itochu group on Friday (12 June) said it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Vopak Terminals Singapore Pte Ltd to jointly study the feasibility of developing an infrastructure to support the use of ammonia as an additional source of marine fuel for vessels in Singapore.
In order to achieve IMO 2030’s goals, the early adoption of ammonia as a suitable zero emission, alternative marine fuel for ships is a key element, it explained.
The purpose of the joint agreement is not limited to the development of an ammonia bunkering supply chain in Singapore, it is also a key element in the development of a zero-emissions ship by Itochu and Itochu Enex with other partners.
Itochu Group said it intends to promote initiatives to reduce GHGs with the cooperation of domestic and overseas companies, as well as the relevant government agencies.
The role of each company in the development of the project is as follows:
Published: 15 June, 2020
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