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New ammonia cracking systems under-development in Japan
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and NGK Insulators will jointly develop a membrane-based purification system to produce high-purity hydrogen from ammonia cracking. Also in Japan, Toyo Engineering and Nippon Seisen will lead development of a small-scale ammonia cracking unit, producing on-demand hydrogen for vehicle fuel and power generation.

Ammonia-to-Power to decarbonize heavy industries
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Amogy aims to enable the decarbonization of the hard-to-abate sectors, such as shipping and power generation, with its emission-free ammonia-to-power solution. Amogy has developed a compact, high-efficiency ammonia cracker to crack ammonia into hydrogen, where the produced hydrogen is subsequently used to generate power through a fuel cell. This proprietary design leverages the superior physical characteristics of liquid ammonia with the performance advantages of matured hydrogen fuel cell technology. To date, Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system has been demonstrated with success in a 5 kW drone, 100 kW tractor, and 300 kW semi truck, and the Amogy team is working on retrofitting…

Amogy: ammonia-powered semi-truck
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Amogy has announced successful testing of its new ammonia-powered, Class 8 semi-truck in Stony Brook, New York. The 300 kW ammonia-to-power system powered the semi-truck for several hours, with full track testing to occur later this month. Amogy now has its sights set on a 1 MW demonstration in a retrofitted tugboat later this year.

Fortescue & Deutsche Bahn to develop ammonia-powered trains in Germany
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Deutsche Bahn and Fortescue Future Industries will collaborate to modify existing locomotive diesel engines to run on hydrogen & ammonia fuel. The pair will utilise Ammonigy’s ammonia cracking technology in their design, with a prototype, bench-top engine currently undergoing testing in Germany. This week FFI also signed an agreement to develop a new energy import terminal in Wilhelmshaven.

Ammonia as a liquid for the future of aviation
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Zero-emission aviation initiatives have mainly focused on using hydrogen or drop-in biofuels and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to replace fossil-based jet fuels to achieve near-term reductions in carbon emissions with minimal impacts on the global aircraft fleet and supporting infrastructure. Despite significant advances in the production of such fuels, scaling up manufacturing capability to be cost-competitive remains a challenge. This paper discusses ammonia as a carrier of green hydrogen for aviation, with near-zero emission. Ammonia is proposed as both a carrier of hydrogen as fuel and to provide cooling for compressor intercooling and cooled cooling air for core efficiency improvement,…