Tag: Renewable Energy

First full-scale ammonia engine test announced
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First full-scale ammonia engine test announced

Knutsen OAS Shipping, Wärtsilä, Repsol, and the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre have announced plans to commence the world’s first long term, full-scale, testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine. The testing is made possible by a 20 MNOK grant from the Norwegian Research Council through the DEMO 2000 programme. Ammonia...

Ulstein maps road to hydrogen-powered future
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Ulstein maps road to hydrogen-powered future

Ship designer Ulstein has revealed its vision towards a marine hydrogen future, following the introduction of its first hydrogen fuelled, zero emission design in 2019, which showed that zero emission ships can be realised with today’s off-the-shelf technology. The ULSTEIN SX190, a zero emission DP2 construction support vessel is Ulstein’s first hydrogen powered offshore vessel....

Norsepower unveils first tiltable Rotor Sail installation
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Norsepower unveils first tiltable Rotor Sail installation

Finnish technology provider Norsepower has teamed up with SEA-CARGO to install two of Norsepower’s largest Rotor Sails onboard the SC Connector, a side door ro-ro, to reduce emssions by by an estimated 25 per cent. The agreement marks the world’s first tiltable Rotor Sail installation. The SC Connector, a 12,251 GT ro-ro cargo vessel operates...

Renewable hydrogen key to Europe’s decarbonisation, say industry experts
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Renewable hydrogen key to Europe’s decarbonisation, say industry experts

Ten industry leaders and solar and wind associations have launched “Choose Renewable Hydrogen”, a joint initiative highlighting the crucial role of renewables to ensure a sound economic recovery, aligned with the European Green Deal. Signatories called on the European Commission to make the right choices for Europe’s upcoming energy system integration and hydrogen strategy, harvesting...

Stena Bulk reports successful biofuel trial
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Stena Bulk reports successful biofuel trial

Stena Bulk and GoodFuels’ trial of marine biofuel has been a success, the companies have confirmed. Stena’s tanker received the first delivery of biofuel oil (BFO) during its recent call at the Port of Rotterdam. The fuel, which GoodFuels launched in 2018, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 83 per cent and substantially reduces emissions of...

EMP commences feasibility study on tanker to install zero emissions power solution
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EMP commences feasibility study on tanker to install zero emissions power solution

Eco Marine Power (EMP) has commenced a feasibility study for the installation of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (Aquarius MRE) solution onto an LR2 tanker. The study is being undertaken in co-operation with the shipowner and will investigate how various technologies can reduce fuel consumption and emissions onboard the vessel. The LR2 Tanker selected for...

Renewable energy has potential to boost economic gains by 2050, reports IRENA
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Renewable energy has potential to boost economic gains by 2050, reports IRENA

The Global Renewables Outlook report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found that advancing the renewables-based energy transformation is an opportunity to meet international climate goals while boosting economic growth, creating millions of jobs and improving human welfare by 2050. While a pathway to deeper decarbonisation requires total energy investment up to...

Gasum to supply Preem with renewable marine fuel
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Gasum to supply Preem with renewable marine fuel

Nordic gas sector and energy market expert Gasum has entered into an agreement with Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem to supply their tankers with a new fuel blend consisting of liquefied natural gas and 10 per cent of renewable liquefied biogas. This is the first agreement that involves Gasum delivering a blend containing renewable fuel...

Toyota develops fuel cell system for maritime applications
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Toyota develops fuel cell system for maritime applications

Toyota, official partner of the energy-autonomous hydrogen vessel Energy Observer has developed a fuel cell system for maritime applications, with its first delivery destined for Energy Observer. Embarking in June 2017 from Saint-Malo Port in France, Energy Observer is an electrically propelled vessel of the future that is operated using a mix of renewable energies...

EDF supports wind power start-up Neoline
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EDF supports wind power start-up Neoline

In  December  2019,  EDF  and  Neoline  signed  a  specific agreement for the issue of Energy Saving Certificates (ESC) which  confirms  and  enhances  the  high  environmental performance of the owner’s future commercial sailing vessels. Based  on  the  Neoliner,  a  136-meter  long  pilot  vessel  with 4200 square meters of sail, EDF has conducted studies with its R&D...

MOL and e5 Lab launch study on hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier
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MOL and e5 Lab launch study on hydrogen hybrid pure car carrier

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and e5 Lab have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct a joint study of a hybrid pure car carrier (PCC) equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system and large-capacity batteries. The companies aim to develop a hydrogen hybrid PCC that has no CO2, sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides or particulate...