Ammonia is one of the alternative bunker fuels being considered by the shipping industry. Image Credit: File Image / Pixabay
The shipping industry can expect to see ammonia-powered vessel designs as early as 2024, according to technology company MAN Energy Solutions.
MAN is working with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. on the design for an ammonia-fuelled container ship with cargo capacity of 23,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).
That project may be completed as soon as 2024, according to Brian Østergaard Sørensen, head of two-stroke research at MAN.
Ammonia is one of the alternative marine fuels being suggested as the shipping industry seeks to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and move on from fossil fuel-based bunkers.