Tag: <span>Alternative Fuels</span>

Trafigura co-sponsors development of MAN ammonia engine
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Trafigura co-sponsors development of MAN ammonia engine

Trafigura Group, an independent commodity trading company, is co-sponsoring the development of MAN Energy Solutions ammonia-fuelled engine for maritime vessels. The fuel-flexible, two-stroke ammonia engine is expected to be commercially available for large-scale ocean-going ships by 2024, followed by a retrofit package to make existing maritime vessels capable of running on ammonia by 2025. “Shipping...

Industry consortium to develop ammonia-fuelled engine
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Industry consortium to develop ammonia-fuelled engine

MAN Energy Solutions has begun the ‘AmmoniaMot’ project. Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia. Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi), and due to run for three...

CMA CGM invests in biomethane
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CMA CGM invests in biomethane

The CMA CGM Group is supporting the production of 12,000 tonnes of biomethane, which is equivalent to a year’s fuel consumption of two 1,400-TEU ships. The purchase of this quantity of methane will enable, from May 2021, the group’s customers to be able to select biomethane via the Act with CMA CGM+ range of services....

Wärtsilä tests Bio LNG with Finnish Border Guard
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Wärtsilä tests Bio LNG with Finnish Border Guard

Wärtsilä is cooperating with the Finnish Border Guard in the testing of Bio LNG as fuel for a Coastguard patrol vessel to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The 96 metre long vessel, the Turva, is fitted with Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines and has been supported with a Wärtsilä maintenance agreement since its launch in 2014. The...

£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...

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...

Haldor Topsoe and Aquamarine to build green ammonia facility
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Haldor Topsoe and Aquamarine to build green ammonia facility

Haldor Topsoe and Aquamarine have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the purpose of building a green ammonia facility. The facility is planned to include a 100 megawatt SOEC electrolysis unit to produce green hydrogen to be converted into green ammonia. The plant is expected to be operational by 2024. Aquamarine is developing...

Deltamarin introduces new LNG-powered container feeder design
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Deltamarin introduces new LNG-powered container feeder design

Deltamarin has introduced the new state-of-the-art LNG-powered Kielmax container vessel of the C.Delta series, C.Delta2100. This new design is based on extensive research and development work to establish the best-in-class design in terms of cargo capacity, flexibility and fuel economy, as well as the proven performance of the built Polar Code C.Delta2150 design. The vessel...

Exmar ammonia-fuelled gas carrier obtains LR approval
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Exmar ammonia-fuelled gas carrier obtains LR approval

Belgium-based shipping company Exmar has been awarded an Approval in Principle by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its ammonia (NH3) fuelled 40,000 m3 Midsize Gas Carrier (MGC). This marks a significant milestone for the progression of alternative fuels in shipping. The Novel Technology Evaluation included an overall examination of fundamental aspects of the design and compliance...

EPS, OCI, and MAN partner to adopt methanol & ammonia as marine fuel
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EPS, OCI, and MAN partner to adopt methanol & ammonia as marine fuel

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OCI N.V. (OCI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) to develop methanol and ammonia as marine fuels to aide in industry-wide decarbonisation and environmental preservation efforts. The partnership involves using select conventional vessels from EPS’ existing tanker fleet that use MAN engines to be...