Capital Ship Management and LR will trial the use of biofuels in a new pilot project to support the maritime industry’s research for low to zero-carbon fuels.
he trial will test biofuel-blended marine fuel on Capital managed 300k DWT crude tanker, Apollonas. As part of the project, LR Maritime Performance Services (MPS) team will facilitate the risk assessment of the operational impact of biofuel, orchestrate the development, implementation and calculation of the emissions monitoring programme as well as provide overall third-party verification of the trial.
LR’s Fuel Oil Bunker Analysis Service (FOBAS) will also carry out the biofuel quality assessment and characterisation to cover all aspects of the new fuel management.
Nick Brown, LR Group CEO said:
There is a keen interest in the shipping industry to learn more about the use of biofuels as we navigate the IMO’s GHG ambitions, specifically the potential for emissions reduction, compatibility with existing bunkering technologies and associated costs
During Posidonia, Lloyd’s Register and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop an autonomous ready ship design to support maritime digitalisation and the growing demand for operational benefits of increased autonomy.
LR’s role as part of the MOU will be to perform cooperative studies on autonomous systems in navigational autonomy, including commissioning procedures, guidelines for autonomous systems, verification, and validation activities. This will support SHI with the successful development and implementation of its autonomous system.