Tag: Renewable Energy

Maersk aims for carbon neutrality by 2050
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Maersk aims for carbon neutrality by 2050

Maersk has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050 but says an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required to meet this goal. Søren Toft, chief operating officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk said: “The only possible way to achieve the so-much-needed decarbonisation in our industry is by fully transforming to new carbon...

EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution
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EMP and ClassNK collaborate for design approval of wind and solar power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has begun collaboration with ClassNK to confirm design requirements and issues related to sea trials of its EnergySail wind and solar power solution for ships. EnergySail is a rigid sail device developed by EMP. The EnergySail is part of EMP’s Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, which consists of an integrated system...

California port to vote on hydrogen fuelling station
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California port to vote on hydrogen fuelling station

The Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners is to vote on a proposal by Toyota Logistics Services to reconfigure its facility at Pier B and build a renewable fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fuelling station. The proposal by Toyota will streamline its port operations. Currently, Toyota operates a marine terminal at the port where new...

EMP publishes key findings from five-year ship solar power study
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EMP publishes key findings from five-year ship solar power study

A five-year study led by Eco Marine Power (EMP) has found that an on-board solar power system combined with DC loads such as lighting can be an effective way to reduce system cost, lower power losses and simplify the overall design. The study, which tested EMP’s Aquarius Marine Solar Power system on-board the high-speed RoRo...

UK urged to invest in shore power facilities
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UK urged to invest in shore power facilities

Schneider Electric has urged the UK to think further about providing renewable electricity to ships whilst in port to curb air pollution. According to the company, which provides renewable energy to a variety of industries, ports in the UK could reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from international shipping by the equivalent of 1.2m diesel...

Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications
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Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications

LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel and hydrogen have been highlighted by DNV GL as the most promising alternative fuels to meet present and future environmental regulations, lower fuel consumption and emissions, and drive sustainable shipping. In a new White Paper, the classification society considers these fuels alongside wind-assisted propulsion, batteries, and fuel cell systems to have...

Eco Marine Power expands eco ship project
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Eco Marine Power expands eco ship project

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has announced plans to widen the scope of its Aquarius Eco Ship project by inviting other companies to contribute their expertise in fuel-saving and innovative low-emission technologies. The purpose of the Eco Ship project is to design and build a low-emission, environmentally friendly ship that operates using wind, solar power, and...

Viking Grace in operation with Norsepower Rotor Sail
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Viking Grace in operation with Norsepower Rotor Sail

Finnish shipping company, Viking Line, has equipped its passenger ferry Viking Grace with a Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution. From April 12, 2018, the vessel will operate on the Turku-Stockholm route using wind assisted propulsion. By utilising wind power, vessels can reduce fuel consumption and lower their emissions. In this case, Viking Grace is anticipated to...

Wind assisted technology ready to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals
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Wind assisted technology ready to meet shipping’s decarbonisation goals

Wind powered technology is ready to play a significant part in meeting the decarbonisation goals of the Paris Agreement, but the use of such technology will be determined by the industry’s will to implement it, claims Norsepower’s CEO, Tuomas Riski. Decarbonising the international shipping industry under the goals set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)...

WinGD engine runs successfully on natural gas VOC fuel mix
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WinGD engine runs successfully on natural gas VOC fuel mix

WinGD and Wärtsilä Gas Systems have tested a Natural Gas – Volatile Organic Compounds (NG-VOC) fuel mix for a WinGD X-DF engine. The engine, which was selected to power two 125,000 DWT Shuttle Tankers for AET, successfully ran on the NG-VOC mix. The test demonstrated the engine’s capabilities under various loads, with up to 20%...

Star Bulk to test EMP’s energy-saving technologies
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Star Bulk to test EMP’s energy-saving technologies

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and Star Bulk have signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering a joint study project on the feasibility of using EMP’s technologies on existing and new bulk carriers. The MoU will look at how equipment including solar panels, batteries, and other devices can be installed on board ships. The project will examine...

The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN
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The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN

A report by the United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL, and Sustaina has hailed Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology and Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution as two of the key game-changing technologies driving fuel efficient and sustainable shipping operations. Autonomous solutions, wind, and electrification are vital solutions in the shipping industry’s journey towards decarbonisation. Rapidly implementing...