Amogy’s ammonia-to-electrical power system gets ABS’ verification

Classification society ABS has issued New Technology Qualification (NTQ) for an innovative ammonia-to-electrical power system from U.S.-based ammonia power solutions company Amogy.


As disclosed, the system developed by Amogy splits, or “cracks,” liquid ammonia into its base elements of hydrogen and nitrogen, funneling the hydrogen into a fuel cell to generate high-performance power. The technology was developed as a sustainable, clean energy solution tailored for industries such as maritime shipping and power generation.

ABS assessed the integrated reactor system transforming ammonia into hydrogen resulting in pure hydrogen gas that can be used for fuel cells.

“Amogy’s new technology is another example of the rapid development of innovation around alternative fuels for maritime use. Cracking ammonia to produce hydrogen for fuel cells is one that has the potential to accelerate the energy transition in the maritime industry, supporting global decarbonization goals,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

“We are honored to receive this Technology Qualification letter from ABS,” said Seonghoon Woo, CEO at Amogy.

“This achievement marks a significant milestone on our path toward broader industry adoption of our technology, highlighting the safety, viability, and maturity of our ammonia-powered solution. We are excited to further collaborate with ABS as we advance through the new technology qualification process.”

Amogy recently partnered with shipbuilding major Hanwha Ocean and aerospace industrial company Hanwha Aerospace, both affiliates of South Korean Hanwha Group, to accelerate the decarbonization of the maritime industry through the deployment of zero-emission ammonia-to-power technology for ammonia-powered vessels.

Specifically, Hanwha Ocean has signed a contract to purchase Amogy’s ammonia-to-electrical power system including Hanwha Aerospace’s hydrogen fuel cell system.

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The U.S.-based company has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan-based trading and import/export company ITOCHU Corporation to explore the potential application of Amogy’s technology on ITOCHU’s maritime vessels.

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