Tag: <span>Decarbonisation</span>

CO2 capture plant installed onboard coal carrier
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CO2 capture plant installed onboard coal carrier

A small CO2 capture plant has been installed onboard the coal carrier Corona Utility, operated by K Line for Tohoku Electric Power. The installation took place at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Yokohama Works (MHI Yokohama). The installation is part of a joint project between K Line, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Class NK to develop a CO2 capture...

ABS evaluates potential of carbon capture and storage
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ABS evaluates potential of carbon capture and storage

Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) is the latest decarbonisation technology to be evaluated by ABS as part of its series of sustainability guidance. The ABS Whitepaper: Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage explores the technology’s potential, gives an overview of the current technology, evaluates opportunities for utilisation of carbon and for its storage, as well...

Bloom Energy secures ABS approval for Fuel Cell Concept
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Bloom Energy secures ABS approval for Fuel Cell Concept

Fuel cell technology from Bloom Energy has been awarded a Concept Verified Statement of Maturity by ABS, a key step on the path to commercial application. ABS engineers have reviewed Bloom Energy’s technology and verified its potential application as an alternative fuel source for vessels, part of the ABS New Technology Qualification (NTQ). The NTQ...

DeepSea Technologies secures EUR 5M funding
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DeepSea Technologies secures EUR 5M funding

DeepSea Technologies has secured EUR 5 million in fresh funding from existing and new investors to further pursue technological and product research, design, and development around shipping’s digitalisation and decarbonisation. The fresh funding will also be invested in accelerating the company’s international commercial expansion, which will focus on Asian markets. The round was led by...

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...

KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division
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KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division

KPI OceanConnect has launched its alternative fuels and special projects division to enhance its counterparts’ ability to achieve their sustainability ambitions. Bill Wakeling, an expert in marine fuels, will lead the new offering. He will lead on all matters relating to alternative fuels and decarbonisation, as well as exploring opportunities for new ventures and projects....

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...

ZeroNorth acquires vessel performance specialist Propulsion Dynamics
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ZeroNorth acquires vessel performance specialist Propulsion Dynamics

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth has acquired Copenhagen-based digital vessel performance company Propulsion Dynamics. Propulsion Dynamics offers full-scale digital twin ship performance analysis through its CASPER service. The fuel consumption tables provided by Propulsion Dynamics can directly support the industry’s decarbonisation trajectory, as well as the optimisation of a range of tramp shipping vessels, and particularly...

Wärtsilä begins advanced hydrogen and ammonia testing
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Wärtsilä begins advanced hydrogen and ammonia testing

Wärtsilä is carrying out advanced full-scale engine testing of hydrogen and ammonia at its engine laboratory in Vaasa, Finland to assess the optimum engine parameters for running on these fuels as shipping works towards a carbon-free future. The test results are encouraging according to Wärtsilä, with one test engine performing very well when running on...