Tag: Alternative Fuels

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...

Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website
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Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association launches decarbonisation website

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association (RBSA) has launched its Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC) website. In 2016, the RBSA set up a platform where all stakeholders involved can orient around steps in the decarbonisation pathway. This was called the Maritime Industry Decarbonisation Council (MIDC). The MIDC aims to bridge the gap between shipowners, charterers, shippers,...

Pathways to IMO 2050
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Pathways to IMO 2050

Shipping is preparing to meet a tough emissions target that aims for at least a 50 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 compared with a 2008 baseline. To meet this ambitious goal, which is equal to a reduction of at least 470 million tonnes of cargo emissions according to Dr Martin Stopford,...

Construction of Wasaline dual-fuel LNG ferry confirmed
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Construction of Wasaline dual-fuel LNG ferry confirmed

Construction of a Wasaline dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) ice-class ferry has been confirmed by Kvarken Link and Finnish builder Rauma Marine Constructions. The Super 1A Ice Class ferry will operate between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden, carrying 1,500 lane metres of freight and 800 passengers The ferry will be low-emission, operating with a combination...

New vessel design supports liquefied hydrogen bunkering
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New vessel design supports liquefied hydrogen bunkering

Moss Maritime, Equinor, Wilhelmsen, and DNV-GL have developed a design for a liquefied hydrogen (LH2) bunker vessel. Large-scale use of hydrogen across both the land and maritime sectors will require specific vessels tailored to transporting and bunkering liquefied hydrogen. The project, sponsored by Innovation Norway, aims to clarify challenges and find solutions for storage and...

Société Générale and Singapore MPA join SEA\LNG
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Société Générale and Singapore MPA join SEA\LNG

Société Générale and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have joined SEA\LNG, a coalition facilitating the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Paul Taylor representing Société Générale and Capt M. Segar representing MPA have been appointed as directors of SEA\LNG. Following elections last December, Tahir Faruqui and Xavier Pfeuty...

Norway continues push for zero-emission shipping
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Norway continues push for zero-emission shipping

Five cluster partners in NCE Maritime CleanTech are cooperating to develop a zero-emission fast ferry concept, powered by batteries and hydrogen fuel. Norled, Selfa Arctic, LMG Marin, Hyon and Servogear, are part of the development of the zero emission fast ferry (ZeFF) concept, which was awarded 10.5 million NOK in December 2018 from the public...

Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore
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Methanol for marine applications tested in Singapore

The Methanol Institute (MI) is backing a project at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore to evaluate methanol as a marine fuel in Asia. The first of the two-phase project includes desktop and bench-testing a methanol-powered engine in the GreenPilot program in Gothenburg, Sweden. The GreenPilot project aims to demonstrate the use of methanol...

“K” Line to consider multiple options for 2020
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“K” Line to consider multiple options for 2020

President and CEO of Japanese shipping company “K” Line, Eizo Murakami, has confirmed the company will comply with the IMO’s 2020 global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap on a ship-by-ship basis. Mr Murakami said that “K” Line cannot limit itself to one particular measure and will consider the use of low-sulphur fuel, scrubbers, and conversion...

ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier
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ABS issues AIP for LNG carrier

ABS has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for an LNG carrier design from Jiangnan Shipyard. The LNG JUMBO design features a WINGD X-DF low-pressure, low-speed two-stroke dual-fuel main engine propulsion system with enhanced propulsion efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. In gas mode, the system meets the IMO’s NOx Tier III requirements without the need...