Combining nuclear power with ammonia could seem one of the least attractive alternative marine fuel proposals from a safety perspective, but a UK-based technology company is suggesting just that.

Core Power, which was set up in 2018 to develop advanced reactor technologies for maritime industries, is working on plans for floating nuclear power plants that can provide energy for offshore green ammonia refineries.

Positioned at either end of a green corridor, it reckons they can provide low-cost alternative ships’ fuel.