DFDS, Arla, Maersk, Danish Crown, and DLG have partnered to increase the availability of green ammonia as an alternative fuel.
The 50kt of yearly production capacity Power-to-Ammonia facility will be based in Esbjerg and is expected to become operational in 2026. Green ammonia can be used as an energy carrier in solid oxide fuel cells.
"Vessels are designed and built for today's fuelling and a green fossil alternative for vessels does not currently exist. That's why we're partnering in projects like Power-to-Ammonia. The ability to establish a vision of an industrial-scale sustainable fuel production facility is due to the power of partnerships," Torben Carlsen, CEO, DFDS, highlighted.
He furthered, "The cooperation of fuel users and producers along with scientists and society is the fastest way to make sustainable fuels available as realistic alternatives to the fossil fuels we combust in our vehicles and vessels today. I hope that this partnership will help us reach our goal of operating zero-emission ferries and trucks much faster than without the partnership."
DFDS plans to cut its carbon footprint by 45% over the next decade, ultimately becoming climate-neutral by 2050. Apart from the Power-to-Ammonia project, the Danish shipping & logistics company is also involved in initiatives having to do with green hydrogen and methanol as well as MASH biofuel (made of agricultural residues).