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Ammonia as a fuel for shipping: challenges and opportunities

On December 16, 2020, the director of HUB Mare nostrum, Sandro Vidas, participated in the webinar Ammonia as a shipping fuel: challenges and opportunities.

Ammonia is a hydrogen based fuel that can be used in certain fuel cells or as a fuel for direct combustion in internal combustion engines. According to the Hydrogen Europe comparison tool, it is considered a very promising option mainly for larger ships but there are still many issues to tackle. Ammonia is an interesting case among the e-fuels options not only because it is the only fuel that doesn’t contain carbon but also because it is already produced globally in large volumes, which could accelerate the transition of shipping towards decarbonization.

Speakers and topics:

Tristan Smith, UMAS - Estimates of the comparative techno-economics of hydrogen and ammonia as marine fuels, and ammonia’s wider hydrogen economy and energy system interconnection


Rob Stevens, Yara International - Scaling up ammonia


Frederik Van Nuffel, Exmar - Transport of Ammonia by Ship


Julia Hanson, IVL Swedish Environment Energy Institute - Ammonia and hydrogen from a system perspective


Kjeld Aabo, MAN Energy solutions, Unlocking ammonia’s potential for shipping: the 2-stroke ammonia engine


Paul Davies, Lloyd’s Register - Using ammonia as a fuel: regulatory aspects


Bernt Skeie, Prototech - The ShipFC initiative: Norwegian project to convert offshore vessel to run on ammonia


Green Shipping Expert Group

Green shipping experts begin activities for zero emission future 

EU funded STEERER project kick starts the work of the newly formed Green Shipping Expert Group with first workshop


STEERER aims to:

  • Jointly set emission targets towards 2050 (including targets for 2025 and 2030);

  • Develop a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda to be able to reach these targets in time;

  • Develop an Implementation Plan to reach the targets in due course while staying competitive and offering a valid business case;

  • Developing and implementing a communication campaign, aimed at broader awareness of the waterborne transport sector and its commitment towards zero-emission transport;

  • Monitoring and assessing the implementation of the Strategy defined and adapting where necessary, after the project’s conclusion, by the Green Shipping Expert Group.



Happy St Nicholas Day!


Program for co-financing the boarding of trainees on ships in international and national navigation

Today, on Novemeber 16, 2020,  the Ministry of Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure held a meeting with the members of the Croatian Shipowners' Association Mare Nostrum regarding the new Program for co-financing the boarding of trainees on ships in international and national navigation.  The meeting was attended by representatives of Alpha Adriatic d.d., Tankerska plovidba and Jadrolinija.  


Meeting with Petrokemija d.d

On Friday, November 13, 2020, an online meeting with Petrokemija d.d. was held regarding the role of hydrogen in the production of green ammonia and its application in the maritime sector. 

Prva Prethodna 11 do 15 od 96 događanja Sljedeća Zadnja

News and events

Happy Easter!


Presentation of the Croatian Shipowners’ Association Mare Nostrum and the GUTTA project at the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka

This year as well, the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka organized EFRI Networking Week - Connect & Act, which took place from March 22-26, 2021. 


Mental Health Programme for Seafarers

The Croatian Shipowners 'Association Mare Nostrum, in cooperation with the Croatian Seafarers' Union (SPH) and the Tesa Psychological Center, signed an Agreement to provide psychological assistance to seafarers.


GUTTA Webinar - the impact of the COVID-19

The Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC) held a webinar related to the COVID-19 pandemic and maritime passenger transport.


Meeting of Supervisory Board and Assembly of the Croatian Shipowners' Mare Nostrum

On February 16, 2021, the 19th session of Supervisiory board was held online. 


GUTTA Webinar

We are happy to announce that the leading project partner, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC) organizes the the upcoming GUTTA webinar. 


Nova novost

On January 27, 2021, in Rijeka, a meeting was held related to the new hydrogen related maritime projects in Croatia. 


Cadet welfare and the issue of seafarers due to the COVID-19 pandemic

On January 26, 2021 in the premises of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, a working meeting was held related to the cadet  welfare and the issue of seafarers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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