Tag: Greenhouse Gases

Transitioning from traditional to alternative fuels
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Transitioning from traditional to alternative fuels

Around 70,000 ships of the 90,000 that make up the global fleet could potentially adopt alternative propulsion solutions such as batteries, fuel cells, hydrogen or methanol fuel, and there is a huge market for these solutions to make a dent in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping, says Anders Valland, research...

Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project
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Norway boosts IMO’s GreenVoyage-2050 GHG project

Norway has provided an additional NOK 40,000,000 (US $4.3 million) to the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage-2050 project – a project to support the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The project aims to assist countries to implement legal, policy and institutional reforms, build capacity and initiate and promote global efforts to demonstrate and test...

No time to lose!
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No time to lose!

The IMO should give clear direction on the preferred short-term measures to cut emissions, says the UK Chamber of Shipping’s policy director, Anna Ziou. Ms Ziou has made the following statement regarding the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The UK Chamber of Shipping has put tackling climate change at...

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising future fuels, finds IMO symposium
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Ammonia and hydrogen are promising future fuels, finds IMO symposium

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising fuels of the future to decarbonise shipping, an IMO symposium on sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels heard last week. In order to meet the IMO’s target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from a 2008 baseline, the shipping industry must look to...

IMO initiative to cut shipping’s emissions completes 3 years of successful pilots
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IMO initiative to cut shipping’s emissions completes 3 years of successful pilots

A global network of maritime technology cooperation centres has completed an array of pilot projects over the past three years, helping to drive forward the changes which are required to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping. Five regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) have been established under the Global Maritime Technology Cooperation Centres (GMN)...

Shipping trio collaborate to tackle IMO 2050 challenge
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Shipping trio collaborate to tackle IMO 2050 challenge

Cargill, Maersk Tankers and Mitsui & Co. have established a strategic collaboration to drive fuel efficient shipping and accelerate the reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime vessels. The three parties have recognised the urgency required to tackle the global issue of climate change and are continually driving progress in their respective lines...

Unifeeder and GreenSteam team up on GHG emissions reduction
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Unifeeder and GreenSteam team up on GHG emissions reduction

Pan-European feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder and vessel-based machine learning solutions supplier GreenSteam are expanding their partnership to help deliver reductions in greenhouse (GHG) emissions from ships. The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee has introduced a strategy focusing on reducing annual GHG emissions from international shipping by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared...

ClassNK releases guidelines on wind-assisted propulsion
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ClassNK releases guidelines on wind-assisted propulsion

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships. The Guidelines aim to contribute to the safe integrity and design of wind powered technology and the ships that are installed with it. As environmental regulations tighten, wind power for auxiliary propulsion is attracting attention as one of the underlying technologies for accomplishing low...

HFO and scrubbers could help meet GHG targets
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HFO and scrubbers could help meet GHG targets

  A study published by Norway’s SINTEF has found that exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also known as scrubbers, used alongside heavy fuel oil (HFO) can help to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Chief scientist Dr Elizabeth Lindstad concluded that from well-to-wake the continued use of HSFO or HFO (heavy fuel oil) with an...

KR launches emission data management system
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KR launches emission data management system

The Korean Register (KR) has established a new greenhouse gas (GHG) online data management system to help shipowners comply with GHG emission regulations including the EU’s Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) requirement and IMO’s Data Collection System (DCS). The online data management system is known as KR GEARS, which stands for GHG Emission Authentic Reporting...

Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel
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Energy experts support carbon-free ammonia as a marine fuel

The transition to low and zero-carbon fuels must happen in 2020 if international shipping is to meet the IMO’s 2050 target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent compared with 2008 levels, Tim Scarbrough, associate director, Ricardo Energy and Environment confirmed this week. Green ammonia, which can be used in...

UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025
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UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025

An ambitious plan set out by the United Kingdom to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector has called for zero-emission capable ships to be operating in UK waters by 2025. The Clean Maritime Plan published this week outlines the commitment and ways the government plans to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping. To achieve...