Lecture: Safe and effective application of ammonia as a marine fuel

KNVTS Afdeling Amsterdam

Thursday: 19th December2019

Speaker: Niels de Vries, Lead Naval Architect at C-Job Naval Architects 

To achieve significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in shipping and enable ship owners to phase out fossil fuels entirely, renewable fuels, such as ammonia, play a crucial role. Ammonia is considered a balanced solution in terms of volumetric energy density and renewable synthetic production cost compared to other renewable fuels. The research into ammonia as a marine fuel was recently awarded with the Maritime Designer Award 2019. Research results and new outlooks will be presented.

 Niels de Vries:
After finishing his Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture in early 2014, Niels de Vries started at C-Job Naval Architects. He’s been working there for more than five years currently as Lead Naval Architect. While working at C-Job, Niels completed his Master of Science, including a Pre-Master, in Marine Technology which concluded with his thesis ‘Safe and effective application of ammonia as a marine fuel’ in June 2019. Niels is a strong supporter of renewable fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia and methanol and believes synthetic fuel production can be a great solution to use the overcapacity of renewable energy effectively.

Location: On board of the Pollux Pacific, NDSM-Pier 2, 1033 RE, Amsterdam (50m on the right side of the jetty. http://polluxpacific.nl/en/

Start dinner: 18:00
Start lecture: 19:15
Start drinks: 20:30

Costs lecture: for free!
Costs diner: Members: € 5,- Non members: €15,-, not registered fort the dinner: €20,-  

Please register yourself before the 14th of December if you want to join the dinner. Registration for the lecture can be done till the 19th of December. You can register by sending an e-mail to knvts.afd.amsterdam@gmail.com, please state if you are joining for dinner or only for the lecture.

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