During the CIMAC conference in Vancouver, Dr Alexander Knafl, MAN Energy Solutions, presented the results of a new study which analyzes the potential of hybrid power solutions ahead of tightening regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.
For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the UK is being supplied with more power from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels. This milestone has been achieved during the first five months of 2019. As UK’s National Grid says, clean energy is responsible for 48% of generation, in comparison to 47% from coal and gas, while the rest is biomass.
A new carbon neutral product, the first of its kind in the industry, is to be used by selected Maersk customers for their supply chain. The pilot project has been successfully tested in a trial, under the collaboration of the Dutch Sustainability Growth Coalition (DSGC), and Shell this year.
Danish Company Knud E. Hansen announced its latest design for a sail-assisted cruise vessel that is able to accommodate up to 100 passengers and has a variety of 6,000 nautical miles. The vessel combines low-sulphur diesel and wind power, making it able to sail to emission control areas and makes it be in line with IMO’s regulations.
Meriaura Group presented its plans to create a zero-waste fleet in the future. For this reason, in the end of 2018, the group announced a research cooperation with the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), aiming to reduce ship-generated waste. The final aspiration of the group is to make its fleet the least waste producing fleet by the end of 2020.
The European Commission launched its assessment of Member States’ draft plans, to implement the EU’s Energy Union goals, focusing on the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate goals. The assessment highlights that although the plans represent significant efforts, there’s still room for improvement, concerning individual policies to be sure of the efficient delivery of 2030 targets.
Wärtsilä, technology group, MARIN, Netherlands based Maritime Research Institute, and Grimaldi, Italian ship owner, designed an Energy Saving Device (ESD), suitable for use by ships with Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs).
In the afternoon hours of Thursday, the Port of Rotterdam welcomed the giant green container vessel ‘Ever Glory’, Evergreen’s first ever 20,000 TEU class container ship to be equipped with scrubbers, significantly reducing harmful emissions.
CE Delft, a research organisation in the Netherlands with expertise on environmental issues, presented its results on scrubbers, highlighting that accumulated concentrations of exhaust gas cleaning systems, EGCS, or scrubbers, wash water components are at very low levels and well below applicable regulatory limits. Thus, the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 applauds the results.
Eleven million people are working in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency. This compares with 10.3 million in 2017. Offshore wind could be an especially attractive option for leveraging domestic capacity and exploiting synergies with the oil and gas industry.
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