Norway’s Yara Clean Ammonia has partnered with American energy technology startup Amogy to explore the latest ammonia-powered system as a pollution-free solution for future transportation projects.
Amogy, backed by Amazon and Saudi Aramco, has developed a platform based on ammonia cracking technology, already proven in drones and a heavy tractor, where hydrogen is extracted from on-board ammonia for use in a fuel cell, which is currently being scaled up. system for use on ships The company also recently announced the first commercial deployment of its technology on an ammonia tank barge in 2023, in partnership with Southern Delaware.
The partnership is seeking opportunities with external partners, including shipping companies, to supply its technology to Amogy and pure ammonia to Yara, including possible integrations with tugs, barges, offshore supply vessels, and other vessels.
“This collaboration with Yara Clean Ammonia is a natural step for Amogy after establishing our Norwegian operations,” said Seonghoon Woo, co-founder and CEO of Amogy. “YCA has an extensive global ammonia network and understands the value of the compound as a next-generation fuel to reduce carbon emissions in hard-to-reduce sectors such as shipping.”
This agreement gives Amogy an excellent opportunity to work with innovators in this space to support the further introduction of our technology on marine vessels.
Yara is currently constructing and running an ammonia network in Scandinavia, with the first bunker vessel expected to enter service in 202.
“At Yara Clean Ammonia, we take our role in the ammonia and hydrogen ecosystem very seriously.” This collaboration with Amogy allows us to explore valuable applications of ammonia as a fuel in transport, export, and trade networks,” says Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand, Yara Clean Ammonia.
Former Business Development Director of Yara Clean Ammonia Christian Berg, now CEO of the Norwegian unit of Amogy, said the partnership provides more opportunities to demonstrate and supply ammonia power technologies to the marine industry. “
As a former member of their team, I am very familiar with YCA’s commitment to driving innovation in ammonia production and transport to support cleaner shipping and food production. “Thanks to YCA’s ammonia portfolio and partners, Amogy can bring proven decarbonization to more change makers in the world and move towards our goal of reducing transport by 2050 for one year,” he added.