Tag: <span>Future Fuels</span>

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...

Low sulphur fuel adds $20,000 to annual ship operation costs
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Low sulphur fuel adds $20,000 to annual ship operation costs

The introduction of rules last year to reduce ship sulphur emissions is resulting in a significant hike in operational expenditure for ship managers, with the use of low and very low sulphur fuel potentially resulting in system and engine damage, says Sacha Cornell, fleet manager at Norbulk Shipping.  Speaking recently during a webinar organised by trade...

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...