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Nutrien and EXMAR to jointly develop and build low-carbon, ammonia-fuelled vessel

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Nutrien and EXMAR have announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly develop and build a low-carbon, ammonia-fuelled vessel.

Their new collaboration aims to significantly reduce Nutrien’s maritime transportation emissions and enable the commercial development of an ammonia-fuelled vessel.

Nutrien has approximately 1 million t of production capability through its Redwater and Joffre Alberta operations, as well as its Geismar, Louisiana, facility which employs carbon capture and sequestration technology to reduce the carbon intensity of its ammonia for use as a maritime fuel.

“Nutrien is excited to partner with EXMAR on our shared journey to drive transformative reductions in maritime emissions,” said Raef Sully, Nutrien’s Executive Vice President and CEO of Nitrogen and Phosphate. “This initiative demonstrates how we are taking action to achieve our Feeding the Future Plan’s 2030 sustainability commitments, which include investing in low-carbon ammonia innovations.”

When compared to conventional fuels, it is anticipated that the use of Nutrien’s existing low-carbon ammonia will achieve a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of up to 40%. Emissions reductions of up to 70% can be achieved with the development of low-carbon ammonia using proven, scalable, best available technology and permanent sequestration of CO2.

“EXMAR has always strived to contribute to innovations and increase efficiencies in gas logistics and transportation. The development of an ammonia-fuelled vessel together with our long-standing partner Nutrien is an exciting and logical next step for us,” said Jens Ismar, Executive Director Shipping.

Under the collaboration agreement, Nutrien and EXMAR will collaborate on selecting an ammonia engine and supply system manufacturer, as well as a shipyard capable of building an ammonia-powered vessel. They will also use Nutrien’s existing low-carbon ammonia supply from Geismar as a fuel, and deploy an ammonia-fuelled vessel as early as 2025.


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Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/environment/03082021/nutrien-and-exmar-to-jointly-develop-and-build-low-carbon-ammonia-fuelled-vessel/

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