Tag: <span>Future Fuels</span>

More than 150 shipping leaders make call to action for shipping’s decarbonisation
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More than 150 shipping leaders make call to action for shipping’s decarbonisation

Over 150 industry leaders and organisations representing the entire maritime value chain have made a call to government for decisive action to enable full decarbonisation of international shipping by 2050. The UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) aims to reduce international shipping’s total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent of 2008...

University of Portsmouth wins £1.5M to develop green hydrogen energy system
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University of Portsmouth wins £1.5M to develop green hydrogen energy system

A project led by the University of Portsmouth has been awarded £1.5 million to help develop and demonstrate a green hydrogen energy system within Portsmouth International Port. The Shipping, Hydrogen & Port Ecosystems UK (SHAPE UK) project was named as one of the winning projects of the £23 million Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport,...

World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched
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World’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier launched

The world’s first IMO Type B very large ethane carrier (VLEC), the ABS-classed Pacific Ineos Belstaff, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard. The first of an order of four of the largest VLECs ever commissioned, the 99,000 cbm dual-fuel vessel is designed for long haul ethane transportation but can also handle other liquified gas cargoes...

New concept design for ammonia-fuel ready LNG-fuelled ship
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New concept design for ammonia-fuel ready LNG-fuelled ship

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), MTI, and Elomatic, have launched the development of a concept design for an Ammonia-fuel Ready LNG-Fuelled Vessel (ARLFV), which can be converted to a ship using ammonia as a marine fuel once its supply is ready. ARLFV is set as a “Next Bridge Solution” to cover the transition of the...

IUMI calls for mandatory requirements around green fuels
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IUMI calls for mandatory requirements around green fuels

The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) fully supports the shipping industry’s move to decarbonisation but recognises that adequate risk management provision must be in place to underpin the transition. New fuel types such as ammonia and hydrogen are being promoted and their use will need to be properly managed and insured – and this...

DNV awards AiP to Samsung for ammonia-ready VLCC
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DNV awards AiP to Samsung for ammonia-ready VLCC

DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for an ammonia ‘Fuel Ready’ class notation for its 300,000 DWT LNG fuelled very large crude carrier (VLCC) design. The notation means that the vessel could be easily converted to run on dual fuel/ammonia from dual fuel/LNG.  The AiP award confirms the...

Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making
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Understanding energy density of future fuels key to decarbonisation decision-making

Industry coalition SEA-LNG believes that greater understanding around the comparative pricing, vessel performance and procurement of marine fuels is required to avoid costly mistakes as companies plan their decarbonisation pathway. The statement comes as the coalition examined the individual capabilities and requirements of low emissions ‘future fuels’, including the impact that fuels’ energy density has...

Recycled methanol powers Stena ferry from Sweden to Germany
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Recycled methanol powers Stena ferry from Sweden to Germany

Swedish ferry company Stena Line has powered its Stena Germanica with methanol recycled from residual steel gases. The vessel travelled from Sweden to Germany powered by recycled methanol. The new fuel dubbed ‘Blue Methanol’, is recycled from residual steel gases, a by product of the steel production industry and helps reduce the ferry’s reliance on...

Fuel testing firm acquires digital services company Yxney Maritime
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Fuel testing firm acquires digital services company Yxney Maritime

Marine fuel testing company VPS has acquired Yxney Maritime, specialists in data-driven decarbonisation. This acquisition is part of VPS’s strategy to support the marine industry’s efforts to decarbonise and operate more sustainably. It also expands VPS’s growing digital services offering. Yxney’s advanced analytical software, Maress, provides vessel owners and operators the insight needed to decarbonise...

Denmark, Norway, and US lead Zero-Emission Shipping Mission
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Denmark, Norway, and US lead Zero-Emission Shipping Mission

Denmark, Norway, and the United States have launched the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission with the aim to accelerate the green transition of global shipping. With the aim to scale new green maritime solutions, the Mission strives to develop, demonstrate, and deploy zero-emission fuels, ships, and fuel infrastructure in a coordinated fashion along the entire value chain....

CTI-Maritec opens Shanghai fuel testing centre
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CTI-Maritec opens Shanghai fuel testing centre

Maritime fuel and environmental technical advisory company CTI-Maritec has cut the ribbon on a new fuel testing centre in Shanghai, China. The new facility forms part of CTI Group’s strategy to expand its fuel, ballast water, hazardous material and environmental testing services across the major maritime hubs around the world. To ensure fuel sampling equipment...