Tag: <span>Research</span>

Ecotoxicity study dispels myths about open-loop scrubbers
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Ecotoxicity study dispels myths about open-loop scrubbers

A new study by the Danish Hydraulics Institute (DHI) shows that in a standard OECD port environment and in a high-traffic seaway that the operation of open loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) does not harm the marine environment. DHI is an independent, international research organisation headquartered in Denmark that has special competence in the...

WinGD ensures future-ready engine design through clean fuel toolbox
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WinGD ensures future-ready engine design through clean fuel toolbox

WinGD has outlined the extensive investments it has made in recent years to ensure readiness for next-generation shipping fuels. In a white paper titled ‘Future ready: Extending the engine research toolbox to validate clean shipping fuels’, the company details the engine research toolbox it has amassed, including sophisticated testing facilities for engines and fuel systems,...

Wärtsilä joins Finnish consortium to pursue R&D around clean propulsion
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Wärtsilä joins Finnish consortium to pursue R&D around clean propulsion

Wärtsilä is participating in a consortium of Finnish research organisations and companies researching means for developing radical new solutions for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport. The project is expected to run until spring 2023, and has been granted funding of EUR 7.9 million by Business Finland, the Finnish Government’s organisation for innovation funding...

IMO highlights pathways to shipping’s decarbonisation
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IMO highlights pathways to shipping’s decarbonisation

Various low- and zero-carbon marine fuels will allow shipping to meet its emissions targets, but more work is needed to address availability, safety and other issues, says the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The state-of-play of low and zero-carbon fuel options to ensure shipping’s path to decarbonisation was set out in an online symposium hosted by...

Flo-Mar validates flow batteries for zero emission shipping
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Flo-Mar validates flow batteries for zero emission shipping

The Flow-Mar project, co-funded by the Clean Maritime Call, a MarRI-UK initiative supported by the Department for Transport, has completed its research to assess the feasibility of using innovative flow batteries in maritime applications to enable zero-emission marine propulsion and auxiliary power. The project has produced a concept design of the most suitable vessel type...

PROSTEP builds digital twin to optimise shipbuilding
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PROSTEP builds digital twin to optimise shipbuilding

Bremen-based Fr. Lürssen shipyard, the Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University and PROSTEP AG have launched the ProProS research project, with the aim of setting up a digital twin for the manufacturing and assembly processes at shipyards and to use it for status control and optimisation of shipbuilding production. The Lürssen-based family-owned company...