Trading and chartering giant Trafigura has struck a deal with a New York technology firm to investigate the potential for large-scale cracking of ammonia.

The aim is to boost the supply of clean hydrogen as a fuel, and Amogy’s technique will be assessed for the potential transport of the gas around the world.

Trafigura is looking at future low-carbon sources of energy including technologies that can enable the high-volume carriage of zero-emission fuels.