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The Nordic Green Ammonia Powered Ships (NoGAPS)

Ammonia has been identified as one of the leading potential zero emission fuels as it can be produced from renewable electricity and is already produced in large quantities including in the Nordic countries. However, ammonia-powered vessels also present a number of challenges – technology, safety, fuels supply and commercial viability that must be overcome before the promise of ships running safely on green ammonia can become a reality.

The Nordic Green Ammonia Powered Ships (NoGAPS) project will pave the way for the first ammonia-powered vessel. As a first step, the project will develop a proof of concept on how the barriers to the adoption of ammonia as a zero emission maritime fuel can be overcome, focusing on safety and efficiency, sustainable and steady fuel supply chains, as well as commercial viability. Based on the findings of the proof concept, the project partners will explore the potential for continuing the work on the first demonstration of a green ammonia powered ship with the goal of having it in operation by 2025.

Partners

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Danish Ship Finance

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Laurizen Kosan

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Wärtsilä

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DNB

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DNV-GL

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MAN Energy Solutions

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Ørsted

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Yara

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Global Maritime Forum

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Contact

Kasper Søgaard
Global Maritime Forum

Background

To bring shipping in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the maritime sector needs to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 % by 2050. This requires major advancements in technology as well as shifts in business models and in the ways of operating, including in the interface between land and sea. 

To support innovation and collaboration in this interface, Nordic Innovation formulated a NOK 8 million Nordic Innovation Mobility Mission with the aim of decarbonising Nordic ports, transport of people and goods – on and between sea and land. Five projects were awarded support in March 2020.

After the project period has ended, the most promising project will be offered additional funding of up to NOK 3 million in the form of a grant.

Contacts

Portrait Nina Egeli

Nina Egeli

Senior Innovation Adviser
Internationalization, innovation and business development support, in combination with a strong background in strategy and policy development are main pillars in Nina’s professional life. Through project design and management, she aims to fit market needs with relevant services and opportunities that allows new business partnerships and business projects to prosper.

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Portrait Ivar Josefsson

Ivar Josefsson

Innovation Adviser
Ivar combines his international experience with an environmental background to identify the most promising Nordic projects for achieving sustainable growth. His main strengths lie within the fields of international relations and environment, and he worked briefly in the international development sector prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2018.

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