Tag: Alternative Fuels

LNG-powered ferries complete sea trials
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LNG-powered ferries complete sea trials

Two ropax ferries powered 100 per cent by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and built for Dutch operator Rederij Doeksen have completed sea trials in the Netherlands. The vessels have been designed to reduce environmental impact and operational cost. The 70m Willem Barentsz and Willem de Vlamingh were designed by BMT and built by Strategic Marine...

Ulstein maps road to hydrogen-powered future
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Ulstein maps road to hydrogen-powered future

Ship designer Ulstein has revealed its vision towards a marine hydrogen future, following the introduction of its first hydrogen fuelled, zero emission design in 2019, which showed that zero emission ships can be realised with today’s off-the-shelf technology. The ULSTEIN SX190, a zero emission DP2 construction support vessel is Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered offshore vessel....

Stena Bulk introduces low-carbon shipping options
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Stena Bulk introduces low-carbon shipping options

Following Stena Bulk’s successful biofuel trial in April, the company is now introducing low-carbon shipping options for its customers. Biofuel has the potential of putting shipping on the trajectory towards IMO’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, without having to wait for new technology and zero-carbon fuels to emerge as commercially viable options. Stena’s recent trial,...

LR and UMAS publish zero-carbon fuels study
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LR and UMAS publish zero-carbon fuels study

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have published their latest assessment of the current and future fuels available to shipping to help define the optimum solutions as the maritime industry seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Building on previous research already undertaken by LR and UMAS into Zero-Emission Vessels (ZEVs) and...

German ship manager successfully bunkers biofuel
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German ship manager successfully bunkers biofuel

Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine have announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, M/V Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30,790-dwt bulk carrier on April 17 was GoodFuels’ sustainable Bio-fuel Oil MR1-100, a second-generation sustainable biofuel produced...

Houlder joins carbon capture study
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Houlder joins carbon capture study

Houlder design & engineering consultancy for the marine, energy and defence markets has commenced work in partnership with PMW Technology on a study to evaluate the potential marine applications of carbon capture technology. PMW Technology is among the latest organisations to receive funding from the UK Government’s Department for Transport’s Transport-Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG)....

Industry celebrates five-year anniversary of methanol-powered vessel
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Industry celebrates five-year anniversary of methanol-powered vessel

Wärtsilä, Stena, and Methanex Corporation are celebrating five years of successful operation of the methanol-fuelled ferry Stena Germanica. This is the first ship in the world to run on methanol as a marine fuel, signifying a major milestone in the continued shift towards a more sustainable future for commercial shipping in line with the industry’s...

Fuel cells a step closer to powering large ships
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Fuel cells a step closer to powering large ships

ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hydrogène de France (HDF) to jointly manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels. Building on an existing collaboration announced on June 27, 2018 with Ballard Power Systems, ABB and HDF intend to optimise fuel cell manufacturing capabilities to produce a megawatt-scale power plant...

Stena Bulk tests tanker on 100 per cent biofuel
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Stena Bulk tests tanker on 100 per cent biofuel

During the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100 per cent biofuel. The fuel is the MR1-100 biofuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by Dutch company GoodFuels. The 183 metre long Stena Immortal bunkered 250 tonnes of the biofuel while docked in the port of...

Gasum to supply Preem with renewable marine fuel
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Gasum to supply Preem with renewable marine fuel

Nordic gas sector and energy market expert Gasum has entered into an agreement with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to supply their tankers with a new fuel blend consisting of liquefied natural gas and 10 per cent of renewable liquefied biogas. This is the first agreement that involves Gasum delivering a blend containing renewable fuel...

Bio and synthetic LNG are viable fuels for shipping’s decarbonisation, finds study
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Bio and synthetic LNG are viable fuels for shipping’s decarbonisation, finds study

Multi-sector industry coalition SEA-LNG has released the results of a study conducted by CE Delft that analyses the availability and costs of Liquefied Bio Methane (LBM) and Liquefied Synthetic Methane (LSM). The study concludes that both could become available in sufficient quantities to make a contribution towards shipping’s decarbonisation, and that the costs need not...

Fuels of the future
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Fuels of the future

An infographic published by classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) shows the various future fuels that could help the shipping industry to decarbonise in line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) 2050 target. The IMO has set an ambitious target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from 2008...