Hy2gen and Trafigura will conduct a study to quantify the needs of the shipping industry for green ammonia as it transitions to low and zero carbon maritime fuels. The study will consider the necessary aspects to enable large-scale commercial adoption, including the required quantities of green ammonia, and transport and storage capacities.

Building the infrastructure to enable an efficient supply chain that can deliver sufficient quantities of the 100 per cent renewable and carbon free green ammonia to market will demand enormous commitments in production, infrastructure and shipping upgrades that the study aims to quantify.

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Trafigura is a physical commodity trader and vessel charterer. The company sees Hy2gen as a ‘first mover and pioneer in green ammonia production and concept development’. ‘We very much recognise their capacity to quickly execute projects of scale that can fast track the transition for the shipping industry to run on clean fuels,’ adds Julien Rolland, Head of Power and Renewables for Trafigura.

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