<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

ASKO Maritime secures SCHOTTEL EcoPellers for autonomous RoRos
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ASKO Maritime secures SCHOTTEL EcoPellers for autonomous RoRos

Norwegian operator ASKO Maritime has ordered SCHOTTEL EcoPellers and PumpJets for two new autonomous RoRo ships.  The 67-metre long vessels, which have been designed by Naval Dynamics in Norway and are being built at Cochin Shipyard (CSL) in India, will have full battery-electric propulsion and are designed for transporting trailers across Oslo Fjord between two...

SPBES and MJR Power partner to expand hybrid electric propulsion offering
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SPBES and MJR Power partner to expand hybrid electric propulsion offering

Industrial energy storage experts, Sterling PlanB (SPBES), and technical sales and service company MJR Power & Automation have announced a new partnership agreement, aimed at expanding access to purpose-designed energy storage solutions to UK-based customers in marine markets. Together, they increase access to hybrid and fully electric propulsion and power solutions throughout the sector. The...

Carnival chooses Shell Marine lubricants for 89 ships
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Carnival chooses Shell Marine lubricants for 89 ships

Shell Marine has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide marine lubricants to cruise line operator Carnival Corporation’s global fleet of 89 ships. Carnival will also offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the marine lubricants it purchases from Shell, through Shell’s nature-based carbon credits. Joris van Brussel, general manager, Shell Marine, said: “Shell Marine is...

ABS joins the International Windship Association
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ABS joins the International Windship Association

ABS has announced today that it has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of direct wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping. ABS has become increasingly involved with wind propulsion over the last few years and released their guidelines for Wind Assisted Propulsion System Installation in...

Phoenician Energy’s aluminium air battery chosen to join Yara’s accelerator program
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Phoenician Energy’s aluminium air battery chosen to join Yara’s accelerator program

Yara Marine Technologies started the Yara Marine X program earlier this year to accelerate start-ups that are pioneering green marine technologies. Following months of search, Phoenician Energy’s aluminium-air batteries have been chosen as the winner. “Phoenician Energy’s use of aluminium-air battery technology for the maritime industry, triggered our scientists’ curiosity. Their container battery is especially...

WPI receives more than $200K to examine the conversion of plastics into ship fuel
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WPI receives more than $200K to examine the conversion of plastics into ship fuel

A research project led by chemical engineers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) that will examine how to convert marine plastics into ship fuel has received a two-year US $259,299 grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2026 Idea Machine competition. The project, “Probabilistic Analysis of Converting Marine-Borne Plastics into Usable Fuels,” will explore converting marine...

Blue World Technologies acquires manufacturer of fuel cell components
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Blue World Technologies acquires manufacturer of fuel cell components

Danish Power Systems has been acquired by Blue World Technologies to accelerate product development and optimise Blue World Technologies’ development of methanol fuel cell components and systems.  The transaction follows the acquisition Blue World Technologies made in August 2019, where the company initially bought 15 per cent of the shares in Danish Power Systems. The...

Scorpio Bulkers changes name to reflect transition to renewable energy
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Scorpio Bulkers changes name to reflect transition to renewable energy

Scorpio Bulkers has announced plans to change its name to Eneti Inc. The name change highlights Scorpio Bulkers’ transition from dry bulk commodity transportation towards marine-based renewable energy including investing in the next generation of wind turbine installation vessels. The company intends to sell or have commitments to sell its remaining wholly-owned or finance leased dry...

New research project aims to halve marine battery costs
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New research project aims to halve marine battery costs

Current Direct, a new research and innovation project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, is aiming to enable rapid adoption of marine battery systems by cutting the cost of electric drivetrains in half. By doing so, shipowners will have less financial burden on their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which Current...

MAN PrimeServ develops SCR for cruise ship sailing Norwegian Fjords
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MAN PrimeServ develops SCR for cruise ship sailing Norwegian Fjords

MAN PrimeServ Augsburg, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division, has developed a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) solution that will be retrofitted onboard the MS ‘Amadea’, a cruise ship chartered by PHOENIX Reisen and managed by BSM Cruise Services.  The retrofit devised by MAN PrimeServ Augsburg calls for the integration of two of MAN’s SCR systems, one each...

Neste newbuilds to optimise fuel consumption with tech from Swedish start-up
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Neste newbuilds to optimise fuel consumption with tech from Swedish start-up

Two newbuilding tankers under construction for Finnish refiner Neste will feature automated propulsion optimisation technology FuelOpt by Swedish technology company, Lean Marine.  The newbuilding aframax crude oil tankers will use FuelOpt to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The system optimises a vessel’s propulsion line in real-time based on the commands set for engine power, fuel...