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Ammonia could fuel a third of the global shipping fleet

It is realistic that a third of the world's merchant fleet will sail on ammonia in the future, assesses a report by companies Hafnia, Alfa Laval, Vestas and Haldor Topsøe. 120 ports already have the necessary facilities.

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Ammonia can realistically become the fuel to propel at least a third of the world's merchant fleet, assesses a report by several large companies within the shipping and energy sectors.

The report points out several of the premises needed for the CO2-neutral fuel to be able to replace heavy fuel, which is currently the most prevalent propellant. However, if shipping is to reach its climate ambitions, heavy fuel must be phased out.

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