Fortescue Future preps vessel to run on green ammonia

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November 12 (Renewables Now) - Australia's Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) is modifying a 75-metre vessel, the MMA Leveque, so that it would be able to run “almost totally” on renewable ammonia from next year and support the decarbonisation of the shipping industry.

The green arm of Australian iron ore giant Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX:FMG) is working on this project with MMA Offshore Ltd, targeting success over the next 12 months.

FFI chairman Andrew Forrest AO yesterday, during an address for ‘Transport Day’ at COP26, urged the shipping industry to set a net zero target for 2040.

FMG is also working to enable its broader fleet of trucks, locomotives and ships to use green fuels. Earlier this year, the Green Fleet Team at FFI announced the successful combustion of blended ammonia fuel in a locomotive.

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