Tag: Zero Emissions

Probunkers joins Getting to Zero Coalition
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Probunkers joins Getting to Zero Coalition

Probunkers has become a member of the “Getting to Zero” Coalition, a multi-stakeholder environmental partnership committed to delivering zero emission vessels and meeting the IMO’s 2050 goal of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent compared with 2008. Aiming to lead the change towards clean marine fuels through establishing a global...

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising future fuels, finds IMO symposium
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Ammonia and hydrogen are promising future fuels, finds IMO symposium

Ammonia and hydrogen are promising fuels of the future to decarbonise shipping, an IMO symposium on sulphur 2020 and alternative fuels heard last week. In order to meet the IMO’s target of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 from a 2008 baseline, the shipping industry must look to...

Zero carbon fuels transition is an OPEX challenge, finds LR and Maersk study
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Zero carbon fuels transition is an OPEX challenge, finds LR and Maersk study

A joint study by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and A.P. Moller – Maersk assessing the transition to zero carbon fuels has found that the cost of transport will rise – not because ships themselves will require greater levels of investment but because new fuels are projected to be significantly more expensive than existing fossil solutions which...

Corsica cuts port emissions with ABB shore power system
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Corsica cuts port emissions with ABB shore power system

Three Corsica Linea ferries are using ABB’s shore power technology to cut emissions and noise pollution when berthed at the Port of Marseille, France. Instead of running diesel-fuelled auxiliary engines, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli ferries will use electricity for power at berth. Each of the three vessels is being modified to feature...

AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy
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AIDA plans for fleet electrification with Corvus Energy

AIDA Cruises has signed an agreement with marine battery supplier Corvus Energy to electrify the AIDA fleet, starting in 2020. AIDA Cruises, which is part of Carnival Corporation, says that the goal of the partnership is to allow for the practical use of electrical energy from battery storage systems onboard large cruise ships. The pilot...

Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage
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Fully electric ferry completes 22nm voyage

Denmark’s electric ferry ELLEN has completed her maiden voyage between Søby and Fynshav south of Funen in Denmark, a 22 nautical mile route. The ELLEN, which is an EU Horizon 2020 project also known as “E-Ferry”, is the first ferry in the world to hold a battery package with enough energy for both its ordinary...

Japanese shipping firms plan for zero-emission electric ships
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Japanese shipping firms plan for zero-emission electric ships

Asahi Tanker, Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Mitsubishi Corporation have agreed to create a strategic partnership to provide new infrastructure services to support the development and operation of electrically powered zero-emission vessels. The newly established company will be known as e5 Lab and will work to develop and promote the greater use...

Unmanned wind-powered vehicle circumnavigates Antarctica
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Unmanned wind-powered vehicle circumnavigates Antarctica

A wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) known as a Saildrone has circumnavigated Antarctica equipped with climate-grade sensors to collect data on ocean and climate processes in previously unchartered waters. The seven-metre (23-foot) long USV was launched from Southport in Bluff, New Zealand, on January 19, 2019 and returned to the same port on August 3...

MOL supports synthetic methane for zero-emission shipping
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MOL supports synthetic methane for zero-emission shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has joined the Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group* and launched the “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels.” The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in international shipping’s value chains by using synthetic methane (methanation fuel) as an alternative to fossil fuels. Synthetic methane is...

ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels
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ClassNK joins working group on zero emission fuels

ClassNK has announced participation as secretariat in a “Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels” established by the CCR Study Group*. The working group aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the international value chain by use of methane synthesized through methanation technology which combines CO2 and hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources....

Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel
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Color Line takes delivery of plug-in hybrid vessel

Color Line’s plug-in hybrid vessel that is powered by batteries and charged with shore power has been delivered by Ulstein Verft. It is reportedly the largest plug-in hybrid vessel delivered to date. Color Hybrid will operate silently and with zero nitrogen and sulphur emissions in and out of the fjord of Sandefjord. The five-megawatt battery...

UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025
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UK plans for zero-emission ships by 2025

An ambitious plan set out by the United Kingdom to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector has called for zero-emission capable ships to be operating in UK waters by 2025. The Clean Maritime Plan published this week outlines the commitment and ways the government plans to incentivise the transition to zero-emission shipping. To achieve...