Ammonia as a green shipping fuel: challenges and opportunities

The Digital Workshop "Ammonia as a green shipping fuel: challenges and opportunities" will take place on 23 September 10:00 a.m. CEST.

Ammonia is going to play a pivotal role in decarbonizing the global maritime industry, but no vessels of any size today are equipped to use the fuel. The goal of the digital workshop is to set up a discussion about both the opportunities and challenges, involving subjects at the forefront of this innovative path.


  • Kurt Bodewig, EU Coordinator for Motorways of the Sea  
  • Bart Biebuyck, Executive Director, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
  • Tore Boge, Project Coordinator, ShipFC
  • Charles Haskell, Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Lloyd’s Register
  • Eystein Leren, Director Industry & Market Leads, Yara International
  • Sabas Martinez, General Manager, NYK Energy Transport (Atlantic) Ltd
  • Liu Ming, Researcher, Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development - Nanyang Technological University
  • Grzegorz Pawelec, Research, Innovation and Funding Manager, Hydrogen Europe
  • Josep Sanz Argent, Project Manager, Innovation and Development - Fundación Valenciaport
  • Tjalve Magnusson Svendsen, Researcher, Prototech

About ShipFC project

FCHJU-funded project, ShipFC, will install the world’s first high-power ammonia fuel cell on a vessel, with the ultimate goal of demonstrating the feasibility of ammonia fuel cells for ocean going vessels and long sea voyages:  effectively opening up a completely new option for zero-emission shipping and creating the starting point to build up the market for zero-carbon fuels.


Thursday, September 23, 2021