Lies, Leaks & Lethality: Is Ammonia A Safe Shipping Fuel?

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Both Russia and Ukraine are pointing fingers over the rupture in the Tolyatti-Odessa ammonia pipeline, but the noxious gas pouring into the forests of Masyutovka and Kharkiv is only the first of two ammonia-related incidents this week, reports the Loadstar.

In Goa, India, Mormugao Port Authority (MPA) reported an ammonia leakage in the port on Tuesday, with local firefighters racing to contain the gas.

It has not, then, been a good week for ammonia, now regarded as the rival of methanol in the race for mass-adoption of green synthetic fuels. Its main advantage is that it would emit no CO2 from the funnel. Ships powered by ammonia, therefore, will gain an initial PR boost for the companies that operate them.

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Source: The Loadstar


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