Tag: <span>Methanol</span>

Maersk methanol vessels to be built to ABS class
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Maersk methanol vessels to be built to ABS class

A series of eight large container vessels capable of being operated on carbon-neutral methanol ordered by Maersk, along with an option for a further four vessels, are to be built to ABS class. Several recent alternative fuel newbuild orders, including Maersk’s feeder vessel with dual engine technology, have been built to ABS class. The vessels...

Maersk partners with REintegrate on green methanol
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Maersk partners with REintegrate on green methanol

Maersk has identified its partners to produce green fuel for its first vessel to operate on carbon neutral methanol: REintegrate, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company European Energy. REintegrate and European Energy will establish a new Danish facility to produce the approx. 10.000 tonnes of carbon neutral e-methanol that Maersk’s first vessel with...

Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels
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Methanol-powered ships could be more competitive than other alternative fuels

Methanol as a commercially and technically viable marine fuel is gaining greater traction over other alternative bunkers, including LNG, as more shipowners adopt the clean burning fuel as price spreads narrow and production ramps up. Speaking at a virtual conference last week, Greg Dolan, CEO of the Methanol Institute noted that methanol production costs will...

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...

ClassNK issues AiP for design of methanol dual-fueled tanker
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ClassNK issues AiP for design of methanol dual-fueled tanker

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a methanol dual-fueled tanker developed by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering. The Society confirmed the design’s compliance with the IMO’s “Interim Guidelines for the Safety of Ships using Methyl/Ethyl Alcohol as fuels” published in December 2020, and the “Guidelines for Ships Using...

Liquid Wind joins Methanol Institute
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Liquid Wind joins Methanol Institute

Liquid Wind has joined The Methanol Institute (MI). Liquid Wind is a Power-to-Fuel company committed to significantly reducing carbon emissions from shipping and transportation. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the company develops, finances, builds and manages facilities to produce renewable methanol. Each facility will combine captured biogenic carbon dioxide with renewable electricity in the form of...

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....

EPS, OCI, and MAN partner to adopt methanol & ammonia as marine fuel
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EPS, OCI, and MAN partner to adopt methanol & ammonia as marine fuel

Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with OCI N.V. (OCI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) to develop methanol and ammonia as marine fuels to aide in industry-wide decarbonisation and environmental preservation efforts. The partnership involves using select conventional vessels from EPS’ existing tanker fleet that use MAN engines to be...

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...