SMI Research Spotlight Series: Mitigation technology & environmental impact from ammonia bunkering release
Ammonia has been identified as a potential clean fuel source that could meet IMO’s GHG emissions target. With the industry’s growing interest in ammonia as a bunker fuel, and with support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), researchers from the Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence (MESD) at NTU, A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute came together to jointly research the potential safety, mitigation technology and environmental challenges in ammonia bunkering.
Building on the results obtained in MESD’s previous study, “Ammonia as a marine fuel – bunkering, safety and release simulations”, which was released in October 2022, researchers from the three institutes broadened their research focus to encompass a wider range of factors influencing ammonia release. This expanded study, titled “Mitigation technology and environmental impact from ammonia bunkering release”, considers different potential ammonia leakage scenarios and aims to develop recommended emergency protocols for addressing such ammonia leaks.