Wärtsilä Conducts First Combustion Trials on Carbon-Free Fuel
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia to prepare itself for the use of ammonia as a fuel that can contribute to reducing both the shipping’s and energy sectors’ greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of the tests, ammonia was injected into a combustion research unit to better understand its properties.
Based on initial results, the tests will be continued on both dual-fuel and spark-ignited gas engines. These will be followed by field tests in collaboration with shipowners from 2022, and potentially also with energy customers in the future.
“The first tests have yielded promising results and we will continue to optimise combustion parameters,” Kaj Portin, General Manager, Fuel & Operational Flexibility, Wärtsilä Marine, commented.
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