Concepts of ammonia/hydrogen engines for marine application

Aim of Project

To develop concepts for ammonia/hydrogen engines for marine applications

In support of IMO’s aim to fully decarbonize international shipping in agreement with the Paris Agreement temperature goals, and in support of UN SDGs 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and 13 (Climate Action).

The project unites 5 leading universities from the Nordic countries with 2 of the world’s leading engine manufacturers and 2 of the world’s leading shipping companies. The project is coordinated by Lund University, and comprises a consortium

Lund University
ForSea Ferries
Aalto University
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Stolt Tankers
Technical University of Denmark
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MAN Energy Solutions

objectives & outputs

Researching Carbon-Free Energy Carriers 

Ammonia and hydrogen are carbon-free energy carriers and amongst the most promising options for decarbonizing long-distance shipping. Using these fuels in marine engines requires the development of suitable engine operating concepts.

This project investigates innovative injection and combustion strategies using ammonia and hydrogen in combination, to achieve Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) and Direct-injection dual fuel stratification (DDFS) with these fuels. The project combines advanced computational models and experimental techniques to develop these engine concepts, and assess the potential environmental, economic and regulatory impacts.

The project started on 1 March 2021, and will be operational for two years. It is jointly funded by Nordic Energy Research and several national funding institutions, comprising Business Finland, the Norwegian Research Council, and the Swedish Transport Administration.

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