Castor initiative to research the use of amonia as a marine fuel

Last updated: 27 October 2021

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has joined the Ammonia-fueled tanker Joint Development Project (JDP), an industry-led project, to research the use of ammonia as a marine fuel to reduce carbon emissions.


Members of the coalition, named the Castor Initiative, include Lloyd’s Register, Samsung Heavy Industries, MAN Energy Solutions and Norwegian chemical company Yara International ASA.


The consortium will be able to make use of the MPA’s experience as a bunkering hub to gather insights on safety issues and ammonia bunkering procedures, and gain access to research capabilities in Singapore.





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