Japanese shipping firm MOL will use ammonia-to-power system developed by Amogy. [Image: MOL]

By Shardul Sharma

US-based Amogy, Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and MOL Plus Co. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the adoption of ammonia-to-power systems for ships, the companies said on March 23.

The system has been developed by Amogy and will be used on MOL-operated vessels. In accordance with the signing of the MoU, MOL Plus has invested in the series B financing of Amogy. The companies will also work on establishing an ammonia value chain, including the supply of ammonia fuel to ships equipped with ammonia-to-power system.

Amogy has already demonstrated its technology in a drone (5 kW), tractor (100 kW), and most recently, a Class 8 truck (300 kW). It plans to commercialise its technology to maritime shipping and potentially industrial power generation applications in the next few years, the companies said.

The ammonia-to-power system developed by Amogy can generate hydrogen from liquid ammonia to produce electricity. The proprietary system does not emit CO2 and can efficiently and economically power ships, automobiles, drones, and other heavy transportation vehicles.


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