Ammonia-powered inland waterway vessels

IKEM is investigating the approval of inland vessels with ammonia-based combustion engines.

Ammonia-powered inland waterway vessels

IKEM is investigating the approval of inland vessels with ammonia-based combustion engines.

Project

How can the use of ammonia as a fuel contribute to the decarbonization of shipping? This question is being investigated and advanced in the CAMPFIRE research project. In this context, the sub-project “Ammonia-powered inland waterway vessels” asks about the legal framework for the approval of inland waterway vessels with ammonia-based combustion engines.

The focus is on the regulations for the technical approval of inland waterway vessels, analyzing in particular the requirements with regard to construction, facilities, equipment and hazardous goods legislation. The study will identify barriers to ammonia-powered shipping and, on this basis, develop concrete proposals for amendments to further develop the legal framework.