Tag: <span>Future Fuels</span>

BV publishes rules and guidelines on ammonia as a marine fuel
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BV publishes rules and guidelines on ammonia as a marine fuel

Bureau Veritas (BV) has released an Ammonia-Prepared notation and has developed a Rule Note for ammonia as a marine fuel to support shipowners, designers, shipyards, and charterers in advancing their journeys toward using ammonia and a zero carbon future. Ammonia-Prepared is applicable to newbuilds and certifies that a ship has been designed and constructed to...

MOL and Kyushu Electric Power sign LNG fuel supply agreement
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MOL and Kyushu Electric Power sign LNG fuel supply agreement

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Kyushu Electric Power have concluded a basic agreement for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two LNG-fuelled ferries operated by MOL Group company Ferry Sunflower – the Sunflower Kurenai and the Sunflower Murasaki. LNG fuel supply is slated to begin around the end of 2022 upon the delivery of the ferries,...

Alfa Laval begins large-scale methanol testing
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Alfa Laval begins large-scale methanol testing

Major tests of methanol as a marine fuel will soon begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. Working closely with MAN Energy Solutions and other partners, Alfa Laval will explore the possibility of running the centre’s four-stroke, 2 MW diesel engine on methanol – without modifications or another pilot fuel....

ABS publishes guidance on methanol as a marine fuel
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ABS publishes guidance on methanol as a marine fuel

ABS has published guidance on methanol as a marine fuel, evaluating the challenges in design and operation of methanol-fuelled vessels. The latest in an ongoing series of ABS sustainability focused whitepapers examining different fuel options for the marine industry, Methanol as Marine Fuel provides information for shipowners considering methanol as an option in both the...

ECSA calls on EU to establish fuel supplier incentives
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ECSA calls on EU to establish fuel supplier incentives

The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has called on the European Commission to address fuel suppliers by introducing sub-targets to make low- and zero carbon fuels available for shipping and by increasing the multiplier for renewable fuels used in the maritime sector under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). A fuel standard as a requirement for...

Singapore study to explore the potential for ammonia as a marine fuel
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Singapore study to explore the potential for ammonia as a marine fuel

ABS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute (ASTI) are collaborating on a study of the potential of ammonia for Singapore, exploring supply, bunkering, and safety challenges with the marine fuel. Titled Ammonia as a Marine Fuel in Singapore – Supply Chain, Bunker Safety, and Potential Issues, the joint study...

MSC Shipmanagement to trial Quadrise’s MSAR fuel
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MSC Shipmanagement to trial Quadrise’s MSAR fuel

Quadrise Fuels International has signed a joint development agreement with MSC Shipmanagement of Cyprus to trial MSAR emulsion technology on a container vessel in the MSC fleet. Trials are expected to commence in 2021 and take around three months.  The trials will look at definition, high-level scoping and feasibility activities of the MSAR, which is...

ABS publishes guidance on ammonia as a marine fuel
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ABS publishes guidance on ammonia as a marine fuel

ABS has published guidance on Ammonia as Marine Fuel, evaluating the challenges in design and operation of ammonia-fuelled vessels. The latest in an ongoing series of ABS sustainability focused whitepapers examining different fuel options for the marine industry, Ammonia as Marine Fuel provides information for shipowners considering ammonia as an option in both the near-term...

LNG and hydrogen emerge as future fuel frontrunners
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LNG and hydrogen emerge as future fuel frontrunners

LNG and hydrogen are viewed as frontrunners to be the fuels that will help shipping reach IMO decarbonisation ambitions, according to a new ABS survey. LNG was the solution to the 2050 emissions target for 47 per cent of respondents to the ABS Future Fuels LinkedIn Survey, while hydrogen was the answer for 40 per...

We can make shipping zero emission and it doesn’t have to be costly, says Klaveness
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We can make shipping zero emission and it doesn’t have to be costly, says Klaveness

Norwegian shipowner Torvald Klaveness has been looking at ways to achieve zero emission shipping through its Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) concept study. Over the summer, the firm took on four interns from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to further explore how emissions could be lowered without reducing carriers’ transportation capacity or trading flexibility. They...

Trio start R&D for use of ammonia as marine fuel
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Trio start R&D for use of ammonia as marine fuel

NYK Line, Japan Marine United Corporation, and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) have signed a joint R&D agreement for the commercialisation of an ammonia-fuelled ammonia gas carrier (AFAGC). The vessel would use ammonia as the main fuel, in addition to an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB). As carbon dioxide (CO2) is not emitted when...

ABS’ three steps to decarbonisation
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ABS’ three steps to decarbonisation

ABS has published a guide outlining three vital steps to implementing a successful decarbonisation strategy, helping shipowners and operators to meet the IMO’s ambitious emission reduction goals.   With many fuel and technology options available, knowing which ones to opt for can be challenging. ABS also notes the importance of choosing a robust safety regime...