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Norway reports its 2019 inspections focusing on environment

The Norwegian Maritime Authority conducted several inspections in 2019, analyzing sulphur content in bunkers and carrying environmental checks on cruise ships at the fjords to ensure that the regulations for environmental protection are being followed.

Possible EU subsidy for Porthos CO2 storage project

The European Union is prepared in principle to provide a subsidy for the Porthos project on storage of CO2 from industry in Antwerp, Ghent, Zeeland and Rotterdam beneath the North Sea. This is according to the list of energy projects that the European Parliament approved on Wednesday.

Collaborators for Singapore’s first hybrid marine launch

BOS Offshore & Marine, the subsidiary of BH Global Corporation Limited, shake hands with Penguin International Limited, Danfoss, Durapower Technology and Bureau Veritas Marine, signing MoU for the joint design, development and establishment of Singapore’s first plug-in hybrid electric fast launch.

UGS in favour of slow steaming for ships

During the annual assembly of the members of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Theodoros Veniamis, President of UGS, provided his comment on the 2020 sulphur cap, which is already in place. To reduce shipping emissions, UGS has backed the reduction of the maximum propulsion power of ships.

New project looks at renewables for subsea power

Mocean Energy collaborates with Chrysaor, subsea energy storage company EC-OG and AUV firm Modus in a project to look at using renewables for subsea power. The project, funded by the partners together with the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), will look to use Mocean Energy’s Blue Star wave energy converter and EC-OG’s HALO subsea energy storage system to power subsea tiebacks or residential AUVs.

CMA CGM teams up with Energy Observer on hydrogen

CMA CGM is teaming up with Energy Observer, the first hydrogen-powered vessel to embark on a round-the-world voyage, sharing the common goal of a zero-emissions shipping industry. The Energy Observer project was the world’s first hydrogen-powered vessel, which was a former race boat powered with autonomous navigation with hydrogen. 

Leveraging standards to improve climate solutions

According to a recent statement, Verra is identifying and prioritizing approaches to scale up financing for such approaches through the evolution of existing standards and the development of new frameworks and tools.

Hamburg Port Authority joins Getting to Zero Coalition

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) announced that it will participate in the Getting to Zero Coalition. The initiative now counts more than 90 companies from all areas of the maritime sector, is committed to international decarbonization.

U.S. DOE to issue $4M to improve coal combustion residuals

According to a recent statement, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has announced an up to $4 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002190, Research for Innovative Emission Reduction Technologies Related to Coal Combustion Residuals.

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