Tag: Zero Emissions

What does the future hold for the Maritime industry?
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What does the future hold for the Maritime industry?

By Bilal Ahmed, Business Consultant – Marine at Charlton Morris Shipping is a vital part of global trade. It has always, and continues to be, the most cost-effective way of transporting cargo around the world. Being such an integral part of global trade means that adoption of new technologies is not something the industry takes lightly....

Eco Marine Power launches hybrid battery packs
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Eco Marine Power launches hybrid battery packs

Eco Marine Power (EMP) and its partners, Furukawa Battery and Teramoto Iron Works, have launched two UB-50-12 hybrid battery packs for ship, offshore, and land-based renewable energy projects. The battery packs are available in 2.4kWh and 3.6kWh configurations. The batteries include UltraBattery technology, supplied by The Furukawa Battery Company and a battery rack system developed...

ICS: zero CO2 fuels needed to achieve 2050 GHG target
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ICS: zero CO2 fuels needed to achieve 2050 GHG target

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has said that meeting IMO’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target will “realistically only be achieved with the development and widespread use, by a large proportion of the fleet, of zero CO2 fuels.” According to Esben Poulsson, chairman, ICS, this “ground-breaking agreement”, which requires shipping to reduce its emissions by...

Toyota sponsors hydrogen-powered vessel
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Toyota sponsors hydrogen-powered vessel

Hydrogen-powered vessel, Energy Observer, has received sponsorship from Toyota Motor Europe. Energy Observer is powered by hydrogen, using renewable energies and a system that produces carbon-free hydrogen from seawater, emitting no greenhouse gases or fine particles. Energy Observer was launched in 2017 in Saint-Malo, France, and is now completing a six-year worldwide tour to test...

XALT Energy battery granted type approval by DNV GL
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XALT Energy battery granted type approval by DNV GL

XALT Energy’s XPAND battery system has been granted type approval by DNV GL for application to marine vessels. The XPAND Battery Systems consist of lithium-ion cells, including high-power, high-energy, and ultra-high-energy versions, providing a wide range of performance capabilities to meet specific operational demands. The battery packs are controlled by XALT’s proprietary Battery Management System...

Volvo Penta unveils hybrid propulsion concept for small vessels
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Volvo Penta unveils hybrid propulsion concept for small vessels

Volvo Penta has unveiled a hybrid concept for its Inboard Performance System (IPS). The hybrid configuration will enable small vessels, such as ferries, pilot and supply boats, as well as yachts, to operate using an electric-only mode, completely eliminating emissions, and reducing noise and vibrations. The hybrid configuration includes a lithium-ion battery pack that can...

ABB and Ballard Power Systems to develop zero-emission fuel cell power system
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ABB and Ballard Power Systems to develop zero-emission fuel cell power system

ABB and Ballard Power Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a next-generation fuel cell power system for the shipping industry. The fuel cell power system, which will be jointly designed, developed and validated by ABB and Ballard Power Systems, will have an electrical generating capacity of 3MW (4000 HP) and will...

Kalmar to deliver autonomous equipment for Yara Birkeland
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Kalmar to deliver autonomous equipment for Yara Birkeland

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software, and services for the development of the autonomous electric container handling vessel, the Yara Birkeland. The equipment and software will be delivered to Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway, with delivery expected for completion in the...

LR-led research suggests biofuel may be the best option for zero-emissions shipping
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LR-led research suggests biofuel may be the best option for zero-emissions shipping

Biofuels may be the most feasible low-cost zero-emission fuel for some shipowners and operators in a post-2030 shipping industry, finds latest research. In a report prepared by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) for the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), the most likely cost-effective alternatives to fossil fuels including hydrogen fuel cells,...

Future of the Fjords all-electric vessel launched in Norway
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Future of the Fjords all-electric vessel launched in Norway

A fully electric zero-emission passenger vessel, Future of the Fjords, has been launched in Norway. It is the result of a collaboration between several industry partners that wanted to develop an environmentally conscious, no emissions vessel. Comprising an electric propulsion system and a Power Dock floating charging station that can take on grey and black...

RightShip helps IPL achieve carbon-neutral shipping operations
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RightShip helps IPL achieve carbon-neutral shipping operations

RightShip and CBL Markets have assisted chemicals manufacturer Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) to operate its shipping activities carbon-neutral, thanks to RightShip’s Carbon Accounting tool. IPL previously adopted RightShip’s Carbon Accounting tool to measure ship-sourced emissions, and has recently used it to measure emissions from the activities of the 200 vessels it charters each year. The...

Ontario Government orders two new electric ferries from Damen
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Ontario Government orders two new electric ferries from Damen

The Government of Ontario is to introduce two new fully electric ferries to operate on the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes, reducing emissions by the equivalent of 7 million kg carbon dioxide per year. The vessels will be built by Damen Shipyards. As part of the tender process for the building contract, Damen had...