The Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative (MAMII) has announced the addition of three new members, MiQ, NYK Line, and MISC, during Gastech 2023 in Singapore.
his collective of shipping leaders aims to address the environmental effects of the industry’s use of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In particular, the environmental benefits of using LNG are lessened by unburned methane passing through the combustion process and into the atmosphere, where it has a significant warming effect.
MAMII was founded on September 6th, 2022, with the help of Safetytech Accelerator, and has grown rapidly in its first year, from seven founding members to 16 now.
The effort generated a methane strategy landscape report for all partners in its first year, encompassing methane regulatory requirements, well-to-tank and tank-to-wake analyses, and cost-benefit analysis.
It also investigated over 150 technology firms to develop an ecosystem of 27 prominent methane technology businesses, 13 of which are actively involved with MAMII partners.
Leaders of the effort, however, stressed that the technological ecosystem for methane monitoring and abatement still needed substantial time and investment. MAMII will release a comprehensive progress report in January 2024. This report will shed light on the methane emission challenge and offer actionable steps for the industry to take.
There is technology available today that can monitor and mitigate methane leaks onboard an LNG-fueled ship. Now, a standard for methane emission measurement is critical to begin tackling concerns around practicality, safety, and cost for shipowners and operators.
… said Steve Price, MAMII Programme Director