<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Neste introduces co-processed marine fuel to cut emissions
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Neste introduces co-processed marine fuel to cut emissions

Neste and Nordic Marine Oil are piloting a new Neste Marine 0.1 co-processed marine fuel in Scandinavia to help the maritime sector reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The ISCC PLUS certified* marine fuel enables up to 80 per cent** GHG emission reduction over the lifecycle compared to fossil fuels without compromising the product quality...

BlueStor unveils floating organic flow battery design
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BlueStor unveils floating organic flow battery design

BlueStor, a project created by MSE International and funded by BEIS under its longer duration energy storage (LODES) competition, has produced detailed plans for developing the UK’s first floating organic flow battery for decarbonised port energy storage and shore power for two cruise ships. The current phase of the BlueStor project has been a feasibility...

HAV receives preliminary approval for hydrogen-based energy system
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HAV receives preliminary approval for hydrogen-based energy system

HAV Group has been granted preliminary approval for the hydrogen-based energy system developed in the FreeCO2ast project. The approval is a major step towards the commercial use of hydrogen fuel by a commercial vessel. The Norwegian Maritime Authority has issued a statement of preliminary assessment which confirms that the alternative design is considered feasible and...

Alfa Laval joins the Methanol Institute
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Alfa Laval joins the Methanol Institute

Alfa Laval has become a member of the Methanol Institute, a global trade association for the methanol industry that represents methanol producers, distributors and technology companies. The Methanol Institute works to protect existing markets for methanol while promoting the growth of emerging energy markets. One key area of growth is the marine industry, where the...

Methanol to hydrogen generator secures AiP from LR
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Methanol to hydrogen generator secures AiP from LR

Renewable energy company e1 Marine has secure approval in principle (AiP) for its M-series methanol to hydrogen generator from Lloyd’s Register (LR). The AiP represents an important landmark for demonstrating the compliance of e1 Marine’s technology with all applicable regulations, codes and standards. This will act as a spring board for enabling the demonstration of...

EU windships project to reveal sea trial results
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EU windships project to reveal sea trial results

At an event hosted by EU-Interreg North Sea Region project ‘WASP: Wind Assisted Ship Propulsion’, industry stakeholders will disclose sea trial results from multiple vessels with installed wind propulsion technologies. As part of the WASP Project (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund), several wind technologies were installed on five commercial ships and third-party validations...

BV, Vinssen and NTU Singapore to develop hydrogen fuelled vessels
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BV, Vinssen and NTU Singapore to develop hydrogen fuelled vessels

A new pilot project in Singapore that aims to demonstrate hydrogen-based power generation for marine vessels has kicked off. Bureau Veritas (BV), Vinssen and the EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy (EcoLabs) at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the goal to improve knowledge around hydrogen...

Stena prepares four ferries for shore power
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Stena prepares four ferries for shore power

Stena Line has signed a contract with Yara Marine Technologies to install Yara’s shore power solution onboard four ferries.  When connected to the local power grid at the port, the turnkey solution will allow these vessels to eliminate emissions and noise that would otherwise have been produced by the vessels’ engines. The installations are scheduled...

ABB to power world’s first hybrid-electric biomass fuel carriers
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ABB to power world’s first hybrid-electric biomass fuel carriers

The Japanese Shipowners’ Association has announced that the Japanese shipping industry will take on the challenge of achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. One of its most significant initiatives is e5 Lab, a consortium comprising Asahi Tanker., Exeno Yamamizu, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Mitsubishi, with the purpose of developing renewably powered commercial...