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Shell conducts successful trials of 0.50% sulphur marine fuel

As the IMO 2020 implementation day is approaching quickly, Shell informed that, in order to help operators prepare, it is offering trials for its very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) in key ports. Shell has also launched a new two-stroke engine cylinder oil specifically for use with engines running on VLSFO.  Shell has already conducted 19 successful trials of the 0.5% sulphur fuel with shipowners at key ports.

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LNG as a marine fuel: Key considerations

During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Conference, Mr. Steve Esau, General Manager, SEA/LNG, provided an overview of the current LNG scene. He added that LNG can be a viable marine fuel, and it leads to significant environmental benefits. In addition, on a 10-year basis, LNG delivers a significantly higher ROI compared with open-loop scrubbers and it is a hands-down winner compared with low sulphur fuels.

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How renewables can give a solution to maritime’s need for greener fuels

A cooperation of companies within the maritime and wind turbine industry is able to give the solution that can provide the world fleet with a climate friendly marine fuel. This would be a marine fuel that does not release any carbon dioxides, sulphur oxides or soot particles. As the Global Maritime Forum notes, decarbonisation can be achieved with the use of electro fuels.

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Petroineos to launch 0.5% sulphur marine fuel during 2019

Petroineos will be selling 0.5% sulphur marine fuel from its Lavera refinery, which is located on the French Mediterranean coast. The company will start selling the compliant fuel in the fourth quarter this year. Petroineos's IMO compliant fuel will be complying with the current ISO 8217 specifications. As of today, the company is producing 1% low-sulphur fuel oil. Regarding the 0.5% very low-sulphur fuel oil, its supply will be based on market prices.

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New shipping fuels able to reduce pollution, report says

A new paper called 'Sailing on Solar', commissioned by Environmental Defense Fund Europe and developed by Ricardo, showcases a vision of how international shipping can meet its target of at least halving emissions by 2050, while at the same time helping developing nations leverage the emerging clean energy economy. The paper focuses on green ammonia produced from surplus renewable electricity.

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Russian JV launches LNG production project

PAO Novatek informed that its joint venture with Gazprombank Cryogas-Vysotsk has started full-scale production of LNG. During the official ceremony at the port of Vysotsk, Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally launched the Cryogas-Vysotsk LNG project. The project’s initial design capacity is 660 thousand tons of LNG per annum, and its infrastructure includes a 42 thousand cubic meters LNG storage tank and an offloading berth.

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