Tag: Alternative Fuels

Belgian shipowner confirms construction of hydrogen-powered vessel
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Belgian shipowner confirms construction of hydrogen-powered vessel

Antwerp headquartered shipowner Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) and Japanese construction firm Tsuneishi Facilities & Craft (TFC) have agreed to build a hydrogen powered ferry to assist shipping’s decarbonisation efforts and support Japan’s vision to become a leading hydrogen society by 2050. TFC will contribute its shipbuilding expertise while CMB’s knowledge of marine hydrogen systems will...

MOL and COSCO commit to LNG and Ethane projects
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MOL and COSCO commit to LNG and Ethane projects

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation, a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Corporation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further the joint cooperation between the two organisations for future LNG carrier projects and Ethane carrier projects. MOL and CSET have established a strong and extensive partnership for more than ten years....

MOL supports synthetic methane for zero-emission shipping
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MOL supports synthetic methane for zero-emission shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has joined the Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group* and launched the “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels.” The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in international shipping’s value chains by using synthetic methane (methanation fuel) as an alternative to fossil fuels. Synthetic methane is...

ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels
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ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels

ClassNK has announced participation as secretariat in a “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels” established by the CCR Study Group*. The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the international value chain by use of methane synthesized through methanation technology which combines CO2 and hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources....

Marinvest tankers pass methanol milestone
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Marinvest tankers pass methanol milestone

Swedish ship-management company Marinvest has announced that two of its vessels operating on dual fuel ME-LGI (Liquid Gas Injection Methanol) have each passed 10,000 operating hours on methanol. The Mari Jone and Mari Boyle tankers, which were delivered in 2016, are managed on timecharters for Waterfront Shipping and operate globally, providing a flow of methanol...

Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel
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Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel

The transition to low and zero-carbon fuels must happen in 2020 if international shipping is to meet the IMO’s 2050 target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent compared with 2008 levels, Tim Scarbrough, associate director, Ricardo Energy and Environment confirmed this week. Green ammonia, which can be used in...

Wärtsilä forms Biogas Solutions unit to speed up adoption of clean fuels
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Wärtsilä forms Biogas Solutions unit to speed up adoption of clean fuels

Wärtsilä has formed Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions to offer its customers access to advanced biofuels with the aim to help speed up the adoption of clean fuels. The Biogas Solutions unit has been formed by the merge of Wärtsilä Puregas Solutions with Wärtsilä’s biogas liquefaction team. Demand for cleaner fuels such as biofuels is growing, with...

UMAS shows what it would take for shipping to decarbonise by 2050
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UMAS shows what it would take for shipping to decarbonise by 2050

Several infographics released by the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) indicate what shipping would have to do to decarbonise to the 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target set by the IMO. To achieve the ambitious goal, which would see at least a 50 per cent reduction in GHG emissions from shipping by 2050 compared...

CMA CGM vessel completes biofuel refuelling
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CMA CGM vessel completes biofuel refuelling

A CMA CGM vessel has successfully completed refuelling with sustainable marine biofuel oil, announces Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and the Port of Rotterdam. The 5,095 TEU container vessel, White Shark was refuelled with biofuel developed by GoodFuels while the vessel was berthed at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel had...

Wärtsilä gets Notice to Proceed for liquid biogas plant
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Wärtsilä gets Notice to Proceed for liquid biogas plant

Wärtsilä has been given Notice to Proceed for a liquid biogas (bioLNG) plant to be built in Asker, Norway. The contract for the plant was awarded in April 2018 by VEAS, a Norwegian wastewater treatment and biogas producing company, and the Notice to Proceed was signed in December 2018. The new facility will comprise a...

Demand for methanol in shipping highlighted in new seminars
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Demand for methanol in shipping highlighted in new seminars

A new series of free industry seminars that is touring the world promoting the use of methanol as a marine fuel has highlighted the growing interest in the fuel. Over 225 participants joined the seminar held in India and organised by Sea Commerce Consulting and Institute of Marine Engineers of India (IMEI) with support from...

Dutch maritime companies join methanol project
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Dutch maritime companies join methanol project

A consortium of international maritime companies, supported by Maritime Knowledge Centre, have joined together to further investigate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable marine fuel. Shipowners Boskalis, The Royal Netherlands Navy, Van Oord and Wagenborg Shipping will join the consortium, along with shipbuilders, Damen Shipyards, Feadship, Royal IHC and marine engine manufacturers Pon Power...