<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Enviva and MOL explore emissions reduction technologies for biomass supply chain
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Enviva and MOL explore emissions reduction technologies for biomass supply chain

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has teamed up with Enviva, a global energy company specialising in sustainable wood bioenergy to develop and deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier. The goal of the agreement is to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the ocean transportation of sustainable wood pellets. In the initial stage, the partnership will...

FuelOpt: a smart way to derate engine power output and meet EEXI requirements
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FuelOpt: a smart way to derate engine power output and meet EEXI requirements

Swedish propulsion optimisation expert Lean Marine is helping shipowners to comply with the recently introduced IMO Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) with its FuelOpt technology. FuelOpt has been on the market for almost a decade and works by limiting the shaft power output of a vessel without compromising safety in emergency situations that require...

Kongsberg to supply energy, propulsion, and monitoring package for training vessel
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Kongsberg to supply energy, propulsion, and monitoring package for training vessel

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has confirmed it will supply an extensive equipment and simulation package for the maritime training vessel Gann, helping both to reduce the vessel’s emissions and enhance the education offered on board. The contract, worth 41.2 MNOK, is part of an extensive refit and will include KONGSBERG’s SAVe Energy battery system and hybrid shaft...

Grimaldi ro-ro achieves 5 per cent fuel savings with Silverstream system
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Grimaldi ro-ro achieves 5 per cent fuel savings with Silverstream system

Grimaldi Group’s newbuild ro-ro vessel Eco Valencia has achieved fuel savings of 5.1 per cent during a trial of Silverstream Technologies’ air lubrication system. The vessel has been trialling Silverstream’s system in the Mediterranean with comprehensive testing at various vessel speeds and across a range of sea states to calculate and prove fuel and emissions...

IWSA calls on shipping community to turn to wind power for decarbonisation
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IWSA calls on shipping community to turn to wind power for decarbonisation

The International Windship Association (IWSA) has submitted an Open Letter calling on all maritime industry decision-makers and the entire shipping community to fully assess and utilise all available power solutions that deliver the necessary deep, swift cuts in carbon emissions over the next decade.  IWSA believes that readily available and proven wind propulsion solutions must...

DNV awards AiP to DSME for rotor sail system
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DNV awards AiP to DSME for rotor sail system

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV for the DSME rotor sail system, an eco-friendly ship technology applicable to large oil tankers and LNG carriers. The approved rotor sail system is one of the next-generation fuel-saving eco-friendly auxiliary propulsion technologies. A rotor sail system incorporates the installation...

£20M fund to propel green shipping launched
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£20M fund to propel green shipping launched

The UK’s Department for Transport has announced the launch of a £20 million competition to facilitate the development of hydrogen-powered vessels and e-charge points at port. The fund will be used to support the development of prototype vessels and port infrastructure that could then be rolled out widely – propelling the sector towards net zero...

Wärtsilä delivers cargo handling & fuel supply systems for six Petredec LPG carriers
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Wärtsilä delivers cargo handling & fuel supply systems for six Petredec LPG carriers

Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply the cargo handling and fuel supply systems for six new 93,000 m3 capacity liquid petroleum gas (LPG) carrier vessels. The ships are being built at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China for Singapore-based Petredec. These will be among the largest vessels of this type ever built. They will be fitted with...

Liquid Wind joins Methanol Institute
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Liquid Wind joins Methanol Institute

Liquid Wind has joined The Methanol Institute (MI). Liquid Wind is a Power-to-Fuel company committed to significantly reducing carbon emissions from shipping and transportation. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the company develops, finances, builds and manages facilities to produce renewable methanol. Each facility will combine captured biogenic carbon dioxide with renewable electricity in the form of...