Although hydrogen has a leading role in the field of energy transition, its development proceeds with a low speed. This current situation motivated the Port of Rotterdam and a broad coalition from Greenpeace, to call the government to enhance hydrogen investments.
A leading group of oil and gas operators have teamed up on a joint industry project with the aim of making subsea gas separation a reality. Subsea gas separation has the potential to make CO2-rich gas fields commercially viable.
The port of Amsterdam in collaboration with Gasunie, EBN and Tata Steel, working together as “Athos”, are collaborating for the development of a CCUS project in the North Sea Canal area, also inviting parties to take part in the CCUS project.
As the North P&I Club highlights, a recent incident that caused the deaths of ten people on board a vessel, has pinpointed the dangers of not fully understanding the operation of fixed CO2 systems. To prevent similar incidents, North suggests that it is critical for all persons involved to be aware of the risks.
The ambassadors of EU member states agreed on their position on a proposal which updates existing EU rules on shipping emissions monitoring, and partially aligns them with the global data collection system for ship fuel oil consumption of the IMO.
Transboundary export of carbon dioxide (CO2) for carbon capture and storage can now be provisionally allowed under certain circumstances, as Parties to the London Protocol have agreed. The London Protocol provides the basis in international environmental law for Governments to allow carbon capture and storage (CCS) under the seabed. This is considered as one tool in climate change mitigation, which can also protect the marine environment.
Gasunie, EBN, Port of Amsterdam and Tata Steel completed a research into CO2 capture, transport, storage and reuse (CCUS, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage) in the North Sea Canal area, resulting that a CCUS network is technically feasible.
Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) announced a cooperation with Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute to start the research and development in the field of combustion of carbon-free fuel, as one of solutions for decarbonization.
The Port of Rotterdam is gradually becoming CO₂ neutral. The Port Authority published a series of videos presenting its steps towards a circular economy in 2050, resulting to the CO2 release and waste from industries and consumers being the raw material for new products.
NYK has become the first Japanese shipping company to realize a carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of CO2, as the company’s environmental car carrier ‘Aries Leader’ completed a journey between Japan and the Middle East.
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