Amogy Inc. announced plans to debut its ammonia-powered, zero-emission tugboat in late 2023. Said to be the first ammonia-powered vessel on the water, this tugboat sets the stage for ammonia taking over as the leading fuel source for the world’s giant cargo ships by 2050.
“We’re incredibly proud of unveiling the first ammonia-powered vessel later this year — especially because of the hope, promise and anticipation that ammonia has built as a zero-emission fuel in the heavy transportation industry — specifically in regards to maritime shipping,” says Seonghoon Woo, CEO of Amogy. “This is the first milestone of many you will see from Amogy in accelerating the accessibility and scalability of clean energy in the global maritime industry. With successful demonstrations of our ammonia-powered drone, tractor and semi-truck under our belts, we look forward to presenting the first ammonia-powered ship in 2023, with a target to fully commercialize in 2024.”
- Amogy is currently retrofitting a tugboat originally built in 1957 that uses diesel generators and electric motors with its ammonia-to-power system. It will be outfitted with a 1-megawatt version of the unique system, three times larger than what has been field-tested on Amogy’s ammonia-fueled semi truck earlier this year.
- Amogy’s highly-efficient ammonia-to-power technology feeds liquid ammonia through its cracking modules integrated into a hybrid fuel cell system, which powers the electric motors for zero-carbon shipping.