Introduction to Eco-Clean Marine Energy

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 5 days / TGS-2021009667

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Trainer Profile
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

To provide an introduction to decarbonisation, basic processes in the production of hydrogen and ammonia, applications and containment of hydrogen and ammonia.  Energy storage and smart grid will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes

To provide an introduction for anyone who are not from a clean energy background so that they can have an understanding of decarbonisation, some basics processes and application of principles in the production of clean energy. This enable them to communicate with the domain experts in the clean energy industry.


Course Date: TBC
Test date: TBC
Application Period: TBC
Duration:  5 days
Time: 9am-1pm
Delivery Mode: Synchronous e-Learning
Venue: Online

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Session 1 (4hrs)

Marine Decarbonization
Impact of Marine Transportation to Global Atmospheric Pollution
a. Regulations to prevent pollution from Marine Vessels
• Background
• International and local regulations: IMO, MARPOL 73/78, CARB, EU
• Examples of EEDI, EEXI
b. Pathways to decarbonization
• Adoption of alternative fuels
• Emission reduction via removal of pollutants or gas purification from engine exhaust gases
• Carbon Capture and Storage Systems
• Improvement of shipping operational efficiencies

Emission control in Marine Diesel Engines
a. Primary methods: combustion process improvements, conventional fuel upgrades, alternative fuel usage
b. Secondary methods: scrubbers, catalytic reduction

Session 2 (4hrs)

Hydrogen and Ammonia

i. Introduction

a. Introduction to Hydrogen
• Physical, Chemical and Thermodynamic Properties
• Common Hazards and Control Measures

b. Introduction to Ammonia
• Physical, Chemical and Thermodynamic Properties
• Common Hazards and Control Measures

c. Basic Engineering
• Stoichiometry
• Thermodynamics
• Electrochemistry

Applications, Technologies, and Research
• Applications and Technologies of Hydrogen
• Fuel Cells
• Engines for Propulsion

Session 3 (4hrs)

Potential Applications and Research of Ammonia
• Ammonia Carrier to Transport Hydrogen
• Engines for Propulsion

Supply Chain
a. Hydrogen Supply Chain
• Production via Electrolysis (ALK, PEM, SOEC)
• Containment System

Session 4 (4hrs)

Ammonia Supply Chain
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Green, Blue, Grey, and Turquoise Ammonia
• Containment System

Other Potential Applications and Comparisons

a. Other Potential Applications of Clean Hydrogen
• Commercial and Industrial (Marine and Land Transportation)

b. Other Potential Applications of Green and Blue Ammonia
• Commercial and Industrial (Marine and Land Transportation)

c. Comparison with Other Fuels
• E.g. LNG and Fuel Oil

Session 5 (4hrs)

Battery Energy Storage Systems
a. How cells work
b. Choice of materials
c. Lithium ion cell
d. Manufacturing and Testing
e. Typical Marine BESS applications and configurations
f. Regulatory guideline for fire safety
g. Example of life cycle analysis

Smart Grid
a. Drivers and core elements of a smart grid
b. Smart Distribution Systems

Session 6 (80 mins)

Face-to-face MCQ Test

Trainer's Profile

Jasmine Lam

Jasmine Lam holds a PhD and a MSc degree from University of Antwerp, Belgium and a BSc degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is Director of Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence, NTU Singapore and holds prestigious international appointments like expert advisor and conference chair. She works closely with the industry and completed over 65 maritime projects with many countries. 

Shawn Chew

Shawn Chew holds a Master’s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Power Engineering) from Singapore Institute of Technology. He is currently Deputy Chief Expert of Worldskills Singapore’s Industrial Control. Prior to his current appointment as senior engineer, he was extensively involved in distribution power cable renewal projects and lectures power related modules e.g. Robotics & Automation, Power System Technology and Distributed System Design.

Wong Yew Loong

Wong Yew Loong has a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical & Environment Engineering) and a Master of Engineering (Safety, Health & Environmental) from the National University of Singapore.  He was previously working at the Ministry of Environment & Water Resources and National Environment Agency.  He is currently a Senior Lecturer and a CET trainer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic on subjects related to industrial chemical processes, plant design and process control, environmental technology and workplace safety.


A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who meet the 75% attendance requirement but did not pass all required assessment(s).

Entry Requirements

A recognized local polytechnic diploma or a degree in any engineering discipline.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 15 Nov 2021 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full course fee$654.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$76.20
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$76.20
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$76.20
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$196.20
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$196.20