Tag: <span>Future Fuels</span>

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...

Ulstein maps road to hydrogen-powered future
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Ulstein maps road to hydrogen-powered future

Ship designer Ulstein has revealed its vision towards a marine hydrogen future, following the introduction of its first hydrogen fuelled, zero emission design in 2019, which showed that zero emission ships can be realised with today’s off-the-shelf technology. The ULSTEIN SX190, a zero emission DP2 construction support vessel is Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered offshore vessel....

Digital development turbocharged by half a decade due to pandemic
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Digital development turbocharged by half a decade due to pandemic

The global pandemic is turbocharging digital development in the maritime industry by half a decade, facilitating new ideas and a new exploratory mindset to realise the potential of this decade and the next decade, says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime. The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the maritime industry’s status quo of...

Ammonia and hydrogen seen as most attractive future fuels, finds survey
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Ammonia and hydrogen seen as most attractive future fuels, finds survey

Shipowners see ammonia and hydrogen as the most attractive fuel options for the long term, according to an ABS survey. Nearly 60 per cent of respondents said they viewed hydrogen and ammonia as the most attractive fuel choices in the long-term. The survey of shipowners and operators registering for an ABS webinar, Pathways to Sustainable...

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...

Liquid Wind raises 1M SEK to produce carbon neutral fuel
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Liquid Wind raises 1M SEK to produce carbon neutral fuel

Swedish start-up Liquid Wind has raised SEK1 million to produce carbon netural fuel through a crowdfunding campaign. Liquid Wind, in partnership with its expert Consortium, will convert waste CO2 and renewable electricity into carbon neutral fuel, eMethanol. The funding will enable Liquid Wind to accelerate momentum in bringing eMethanol to market at scale and reducing...

LR and UMAS publish zero-carbon fuels study
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LR and UMAS publish zero-carbon fuels study

Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have published their latest assessment of the current and future fuels available to shipping to help define the optimum solutions as the maritime industry seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Building on previous research already undertaken by LR and UMAS into Zero-Emission Vessels (ZEVs) and...

Pathways to decarbonisation
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Pathways to decarbonisation

As the shipping industry strives to decarbonise to meet the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) target of achieving at least a 50 per cent reduction emissions by 2050 compared with 2008 levels, new technologies and fuels are being developed and tested. While many have shown success for short sea shipping, they often have practical limitations for...