Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) issued a report, highlighting that shipping will fail to tackle its GHG emissions unless it sets rules that truly reflect the climate impact of shipping fuels.
Wärtsilä, in cooperation with Knutsen OAS Shipping AS and Repsol, and the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre, will start the world’s first long term, full-scale, testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine.
Samsung Heavy Industries collaborated with U.S. fuel cell company Bloom Energy to design and develop fuel cell-powered ships, which will present to their customers in 2022.
A European consortium of maritime research and technology leaders launched the Fastwater project to demonstrate the feasibility of retrofit and newbuild vessels to operate on methanol as a pathway to fossil-free shipping.
Japanese shipping major Mitsui O.S.K. Lines partnered with Northwest Innovation Works, Kalama, to provide generation ships to serve the planned methanol facility at the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington, USA.
Continuing their collaboration from last year, SSAB Rahe steel plant and ESL Shipping joined forces with Gasum conducting a test on Viiki LNG fuelled vessel.
The shipping industry is constantly looking for alternative fuels to achieve decarbonization and mitigate its environmental impact. Yet, Alvin Foster, North Club, states that the new fuels introduced to the bunker market have been found to be diverse.
Shipowners believe that ammonia and hydrogen are the most attractive fuel options for the long term, according to an ABS survey.
A consortium of Danish transportation companies has formed a first of its kind partnership to develop an industrial-scale production facility to produce sustainable fuels for road, maritime and air transport in the Copenhagen area.
Internal combustion engines (ICEs) represent the dominant technology in marine propulsion today. If ICEs are to play a role in the decarbonization of shipping, suppliers, regulators, shipowners and engine manufacturers will have to agree on viable alternatives to carbon-based fuel, argues Dr Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager at DNV GL.
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