Tag: <span>R&D</span>

Researchers design new molecules that boost fuel efficiency
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Researchers design new molecules that boost fuel efficiency

Researchers from Trinity and TOTAL have designed, synthesised and tested new additives that increase fuel efficiency. Led by Professor Stephen Dooley in Trinity’s School of Physics, the Trinity researchers undertook the project as a result of an open competition by TOTAL, where their proposal welcomed several applications from research teams across the globe. The research...

Redshift Associates to develop air pollution service for UK ports
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Redshift Associates to develop air pollution service for UK ports

Leicestershire-based start-up company, Redshift Associates has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme to develop an innovative new service that will model and map air pollution for UK harbours and ports. Redshift Associates and the University of Leicester are collaborating to develop analytic solutions that extract operational information on shipping from remote sensing...

SCHOTTEL injects further investment into CFD
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SCHOTTEL injects further investment into CFD

German propulsion manufacturer SCHOTTEL is making investments in the six-digit euro range into computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to further understand the complex physical processes in products’ flow behaviour. Findings from CFD simulations can be used to optimise propulsion solutions. Manfred Heer, vice president technology at SCHOTTEL explains further. “At SCHOTTEL, CFD simulations have been an...

Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions
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Shipping community announces $5bn fund to eliminate CO2 emissions

The international shipping community has announced plans to form a new non-governmental Research & Development organisation to eliminate CO2 emissions from shipping and accelerate the development of commercially viable zero-carbon emission ships by the early 2030s. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of approximately USD 5 billion over a 10-year...

VPS launches automatic test method for wax appearance temperature of VLSFOs
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VPS launches automatic test method for wax appearance temperature of VLSFOs

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) has successfully completed R&D work into instrumentation development  &  test  methodology,  in  order  to  develop  and launch a new test method which accurately measures the Wax Appearance Temperature (WAT) of the new Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFOs) marine fuels. New fuel blends to meet the IMO 2020 regulation will contain...

€1million project to identify next-generation tech for Atlantic maritime sector
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€1million project to identify next-generation tech for Atlantic maritime sector

A pioneering science centre based in northern Portugal is releasing details of a major pan-European project showcasing ‘next-generation’ technology to meet future demands of the Atlantic maritime industry. The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) located in Braga is the lead partner in the €1million ‘KETmaritime’ project backed by the European Regional Development Fund. Founded by...

Shell and the University of Southampton launch Centre for Maritime Futures
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Shell and the University of Southampton launch Centre for Maritime Futures

The University of Southampton and Shell Shipping & Maritime have launched the Centre for Maritime Futures to bring together university and industry partners to transform the energy shipping industry to be safer, cleaner and more efficient. The Centre has received a gift of £1.5m from Shell Shipping & Maritime, the largest corporate gift in the...

UK establishes centre for maritime innovation and technology
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UK establishes centre for maritime innovation and technology

A consortium of British companies, academia and government, have established a new national centre (MarRI-UK) to provide a collaborative innovation vehicle to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. Based at the University of Strathclyde, with hubs to be announced across the UK, the centre’s first focus will be on Clean Maritime. MarRI-UK will focus on...