<span>Propulsion and future fuels</span>

Unitrove wins UK grant to develop world’s first liquid hydrogen bunkering facility
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Unitrove wins UK grant to develop world’s first liquid hydrogen bunkering facility

Unitrove, creator of the first liquid hydrogen bunkering facility for fuelling zero-emission ships has won a UK Government grant to develop a unit ready for rapid deployment to ports around the world. Steven Lua, CEO of Unitrove Innovation, part of the Unitrove Group, said the £30,000 Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG), awarded by the...

VPS updates on bunker contamination in Singapore
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VPS updates on bunker contamination in Singapore

Marine fuel testing company VPS has updated its recent findings regarding contaminated marine fuel delivered to vessels in the Port of Singapore. Following bunker alerts issued on the 11th and 31st March 2022, VPS can confirm it has now identified 60 vessels that have received High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO) deliveries containing chlorinated hydrocarbons bunkered...

Scandlines orders onshore ferry charging system from NES
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Scandlines orders onshore ferry charging system from NES

Scandlines has awarded Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) a contract to deliver an onshore charging system to the ferry operator’s berth in Rødby, Denmark, for the newbuild zero emission ferry. Norwegian maritime supplier NES will provide the complete onshore ferry-charging system for the Rødby ferry berth and connect the equipment to the onshore grid system. Scandlines’...

Liquefied hydrogen carrier completes demonstration voyage
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Liquefied hydrogen carrier completes demonstration voyage

A ceremony to mark the completion of the world’s first maritime transport of liquefied hydrogen, including its loading and unloading has been held in Kobe, Japan. The demonstration voyage by the world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier, Suiso Frontier, proved that an international liquefied hydrogen supply chain is possible, marking a significant step towards the utilisation...

ABB tech chosen for new hybrid-electric ferries
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ABB tech chosen for new hybrid-electric ferries

ABB has secured a large order from the Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shiprepair Yard to supply integrated power, automation and propulsion solutions to three large passenger and car ferries to operate in the Baltic Sea. The 195-metre-long ferries will each have capacity for up to 400 passengers and 200 trucks and will be delivered to the...

Container ship slashes emissions by 27 per cent through synthetic fuel
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Container ship slashes emissions by 27 per cent through synthetic fuel

MAN Energy Solutions has reported that the 1,036-TEU container ship, ElbBLUE – the former Wes Amelie – has reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 27 per cent by operating on a blend of climate-neutral, synthetic natural gas (SNG) and conventional liquefied natural gas (LNG), compared to LNG alone. The 1,036-TEU container ship, ElbBLUE is owned...

“K” LINE participates in feasibility study of ammonia as a marine fuel
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“K” LINE participates in feasibility study of ammonia as a marine fuel

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” LINE) has participated in a feasibility study, which has been jointly conducted since March 2021, with the aim to establish a ship-to-ship based ammonia bunkering at the Port of Singapore.  Other companies involved in the study include A.P. Moller – Maersk, Fleet Management, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Centre...

Ballard secures DNV type approval for marine fuel cell module
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Ballard secures DNV type approval for marine fuel cell module

Ballard Power Systems has received Europe’s industry first type approval by DNV for its marine fuel cell module FCwave. The type approval marks an important step in commercialising Ballard’s fuel cell technology for marine applications and is key to including fuel cells as part of zero-emission solutions for the marine industry. The type approval process...

Foreship technical review leads ship battery power inland
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Foreship technical review leads ship battery power inland

The use of batteries as a main source of propulsion power for inland and coastal ships has passed a significant milestone, after Foreship delivered its ship applicability type technical report to partners of the EU-funded research and innovation Current Direct project. The naval architecture and marine engineering firm is developing specifications and requirements for the...

Caterpillar joins Green Maritime Methanol consortium
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Caterpillar joins Green Maritime Methanol consortium

Caterpillar Marine has joined the Green Maritime Methanol consortium (GMM), to work with other companies in the maritime industry to streamline adoption of methanol as a maritime transport fuel. Green methanol, an important candidate as a future fuel for the shipping industry, can be produced in a sustainable way, is easily stored on board ships,...

Yara and Azane Fuel to launch carbon-free bunkering network
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Yara and Azane Fuel to launch carbon-free bunkering network

Yara International and Azane Fuel Solutions have signed a commercial agreement to establish a carbon-free ammonia fuel bunker network in Scandinavia. The ammonia bunker terminals will be designed and constructed by Azane Fuel Solutions and delivered to Yara. Through this agreement, Yara makes green ammonia available as fuel for ships in Scandinavia by 2024. This...