Tag: <span>Biofuels</span>

Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels
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Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels

Methanol as a commercially and technically viable marine fuel is gaining greater traction over other alternative bunkers, including LNG, as more shipowners adopt the clean burning fuel as price spreads narrow and production ramps up. Speaking at a virtual conference last week, Greg Dolan, CEO of the Methanol Institute noted that methanol production costs will...

ABS leads consortium studying alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies
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ABS leads consortium studying alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies

A consortium led by ABS, along with CE Delft and Arcsilea is to perform six studies on alternative fuels and decarbonisation technologies for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The four-year project will study key aspects of the decarbonisation of shipping, including biofuels, ammonia, hydrogen, wind-assisted propulsion, air lubrication and other promising technologies. The initiative...

MSC and Shell collaborate to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation
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MSC and Shell collaborate to accelerate shipping’s decarbonisation

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Shell International Petroleum Company have agreed to work closely together to help accelerate the decarbonisation of the global shipping sector. The long-term memorandum of understanding will help MSC and Shell to play enhanced roles in the energy transformation of shipping, as developers and early adopters of innovative technologies and...

Berge Bulk and GoodFuels complete first bio-bunkering
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Berge Bulk and GoodFuels complete first bio-bunkering

Dry bulk owner Berge Bulk and biofuels supplier GoodFuels have successfully completed a recent bunkering of advanced marine biofuel from 100 per cent sustainable feedstock onboard the 181,403 dwt bulk carrier Berge Tsurugi. As part of Berge Bulk’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2025, Berge Tsurugi received a delivery of GoodFuels’ sustainable biofuel during...

GoodFuels to push sustainable biofuels development with ZERO partnership
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GoodFuels to push sustainable biofuels development with ZERO partnership

Marine biofuels supplier GoodFuels and Norwegian environmental non-profit organisation ZERO have announced a new partnership to accelerate the shift to a renewable transport sector, with a special focus on sustainable biofuels for the maritime industry. As one of the means of achieving this dynamic shift, they will collaborate on establishing framework conditions for sustainable biofuels...

ABS publishes guidance on the use of biofuels in shipping
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ABS publishes guidance on the use of biofuels in shipping

ABS has published its latest whitepaper examining the potential of biofuels in shipping. The whitepaper provides an overview of the various types of marine liquid biofuels that are “drop-in” fuel options for replacing conventional fuels in both the near- and long-term and their potential to contribute to industry decarbonisation goals. Other aspects considered include safety, vessel...

Samskip to run part of fleet on marine biofuels
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Samskip to run part of fleet on marine biofuels

Multimodal logistics company Samskip has entered into a formal agreement with sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping to run part of its fleet on marine biofuels, achieving up to a 45 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions. The companies plan to scale up to a CO2-reduction of 80 per cent for any given voyage later in 2021....

IRClass completes biofuel sea trials
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IRClass completes biofuel sea trials

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has undertaken successful sea trials for two vessels towards use of biofuels in concurrence with the Indian flag administration. The two vessels – Ambuja Mukund and Ambuja Vaibhav, are owned by Ambuja Cements, which is a part of the global conglomerate Lafarge Holcim, a leader in building solutions. In a...

Energy coalition unveils actions for 2021
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Energy coalition unveils actions for 2021

The Coalition for the Energy of the Future has identified seven development projects for 2021. At the same time, the coalition welcomes three new corporate members, expanding the original membership of 11 businesses to 14. The projects to be worked on in cross-industry working groups during 2021 are; Green Hydrogen; New Biofuel for Maritime needs;...

ONE successfully trials sustainable biofuels
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ONE successfully trials sustainable biofuels

Shipping company Ocean Network Express (ONE) has successfully trialled biofuel onboard the containership MOL Experience.  The vessel bunkered the biofuel blended with conventional fossil fuels at the Port of Rotterdam in November 2020 in collaboration with shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and sustainable biofuel pioneer GoodFuels. The MOL Experience made its voyage between Europe and the...

Volkswagen Group selects GoodFuels to run fossil-free operations
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Volkswagen Group selects GoodFuels to run fossil-free operations

Marine biofuels supplier GoodFuels and car manufacturer Volkswagen Group have successfully started their partnership in supplying GoodFuels’ advanced Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) at Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This marks another major step for sustainable shipping in the car carrier segment. The Depth RoRo carrier Patara was bunkered with 100 per cent GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil, which...

A ‘triangle approach’ needed to meet IMO 2050, says Oskar Levander
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A ‘triangle approach’ needed to meet IMO 2050, says Oskar Levander

Oskar Levander, SVP business concepts at Kongsberg Maritime says that a “triangle approach” is needed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. He believes that while we need to minimise energy consumption, this alone will not be enough to meet the IMO’s 2050 GHG emissions reduction target*. A clean energy source and efficient...