For a number of years now, C-Job has believed that ammonia could be a viable option as a clean and sustainable marine fuel. The company’s investigations into the subject took an important step forward last month with the publishing of new research by Niels de Vries, one of C-Job’s Lead Architects.
C-Job foresees the need for renewable future-proof fuels and has identified ammonia to be one of the high potentials. Therefore, the company is working on concept ship designs integrating ammonia as a fuel reviewing options with both combustion engines and fuel cells.
In terms of fuel, the shipping industry is becoming more and more aware of its impact on the environment. Considering the long-term, what sustainable fuels present viable and realistic possibilities for the maritime sector? One option that is just too promising to be overlooked is ammonia, says C-Job Naval Architect Niels de Vries. “Ammonia is easily sourced and has carbon-free emissions. Furthermore, thanks to the long-standing fertilizer industry, safe working practices are well established.”