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Ammonia Gas Abatement System demonstration facility. Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Ammonia Gas Abatement System demonstration facility. Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Set to Demonstrate Ammonia Fuel Handling System for Ships

Josh Guerrlich
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August 25, 2023

Mitsubishi Shipping Co. has begun demonstrating an ammonia handling system to help aid the use of ammonia as a marine fuel. The Mitsubishi Ammonia Supply and Safety System (MAmmoSS) is aimed to help the uptake of ammonia as an alternative fuel for ships, significantly reducing greenhouse emissions. 

Mitsubishi has already begun testing the Ammonia Gas Abatement System (AGAS), a subsystem of MMammoSS, with the purpose of treating ammonia surpluses. 

MAmmoSS also features high-pressure/low-pressure ammonia fuel supply system and an ammonia fuel tank. Both subsystems can be modulized by Mitsubishi in order to meet the requirements of different vessels. 

Mitsubishi sent their ammonia fuel supply system to Japan Engine Corporation back in May for testing. 

Mitsubishi Shipping Co. will abide by the guidelines set by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), its parent compan, in order to produce a safe and reliable product. 

“Going forward, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, aligning with MHI Group’s strategy for advancement of the energy transition, will bring together its technologies and expertise in ammonia handling accumulated through its history of building transport carriers, and as a shipboard ammonia handling systems manufacturer, supply products with an emphasis on safety and reliability,” Mitsubishi stated in a company press release. 

Mitsubishi will demonstrate the AGAS system at its test facility in Nagasaki, Japan. The demonstration will cover multiple different simulations of on-board operations. There will also be a focus on industry collaboration to further expand safe ammonia technology in the maritime field. 

MHI expects to be able to supply consumers with carbon-free fuel by 2030. MHI intends to be net-zero by 2040, ten years ahead of the 2050 IMO target.

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