Amogy reaches new milestone in certifying ammonia-to-power system

 US-based ammonia power solutions company Amogy has been awarded a feasibility statement by Lloyd’s Register (LR) as the official approval of its technology qualification plan (TQP), marking a new milestone in certifying Amogy’s technology is viable for maritime applications.

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Amogy’s technology qualification plan outlines the full set of component testing that the company intends to complete in order to provide evidence that its ammonia technology is suitable for maritime applications.

The feasibility statement is also said to be a crucial step in completing LR’s three-stage technology qualification process which includes verification, validation, a performance review, for assessing the components of novel technologies in terms of their technology maturity and associated risks.

Development and approval of the TQP is a part of the validation phase and the feasibility statement confirms that a concept is capable of being developed into a viable technology, Amogy explained.

A few months ago, the company completed the technology verification phase with LR and, with this statement of feasibility in place, will now begin to execute the component testing as outlined in the TQP.

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“Receiving this Statement of Feasibility from Lloyd’s Register is a major milestone in affirming the safety and viability of our ammonia-to-electrical power system,” said Seonghoon Woo, CEO of Amogy. “As we advance through LR’s rigorous Technology Qualification process, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide innovative, sustainable solutions that reshape the future of clean energy for maritime shipping.”

Chris Pfisterer, VP Commercial, Americas at LR, added: “Future fuels are vital for the maritime industry to reach the IMO’s 2050 net-zero emission targets. For many, the differences between the energy density of new fuels and existing fuels presents potential logistical complexities for shipping but the pioneering technology of Amogy could overcome some of these challenges. We are excited to continue working with Amogy through the next stages of LR’s Technology Qualification process.”

Amogy’s ammonia-to-electrical power system splits, or “cracks,” liquid ammonia into its base elements of hydrogen and nitrogen, which then funnels the hydrogen into a fuel cell, generating high-performance power at five times the energy density of lithium batteries.

According to the company, this technology offers a sustainable, clean energy solution tailored for industries such as maritime shipping and power generation.

In 2022, the system was awarded approval in principle by LR.