The Port of Los Angeles, Toyota, Kenworth, and the California Air Resources Board took the next step towards the future of zero-emission trucking, presenting fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks. The Port of Los Angeles will develop the project in numerous phases, incorporating initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County.
ExxonMobil took a Delayed Coker Unit into operation at its refinery in Antwerp at the start of April. The unit converts heavy, high-sulphur oil products into cleaner transport fuel like diesel and fuel oil for shipping. The new plant represents an investment of over 1 billion euros. The DCU has been created ahead of the new shipping regulations, which will come into force on 1 January 2020.
The first-ever shipment of UAE-produced calcined coke has started its maiden voyage to mainland China. 10,500 tons of calcined coke were loaded by ADNOC Refining onto the M/V Lucky Ocho, a vessel chartered by ADNOC Logistics & Services, to be delivered in Yantai, China by the end of April 2019. This represents the latest milestone in ADNOC’s attempt to become a ‘zero-fuel oil’ refining business.
The Port of Long Beach has implemented aggressive goals for zero emissions goods movement. The 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update set the Port of Long Beach on the path to zero-emission goods movement, with a target of transitioning terminal equipment to zero emissions by 2030 and on-road trucks by 2035.
As the shipping is becoming more and more interested in reducing its emissions, Chris Chatterton, COO of the Methanol Institute, discusses about the challenges arising from decarbonisation for the maritime sector. The next decade and beyond will be far more complex for the shipping industry than the previous one and the carbon challenge sits behind every analysis, Mr. Chatterton argues.
During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Kostas Vlachos, COO, Latsco Marine Management, presented why LPG as a fuel should be considered as a viable option in a strategy toward decarbonization.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä will supply a dual-fuelled engine power plant, that will improve the output and decrease the carbon footprint to a Nigerian cement production facility. The equipment is to be delivered at the end of 2019 and the plant is expected to begin operation in mid-2020.
ABS launched the ABS Global Sustainability Centre aiming to help maritime transition to a sustainable, lower emissions industry. The Centre plans include leading an industry education program, seminars and lectures, designed to raise awareness of maritime sustainability technologies and carbon reduction strategies.
Norway should aim to make its oil industry completely emissions-free, the leader of the country’s biggest opposition party stated. The proposal comes to add to the already established Norwegian ambition to reduce the emissions of it oil, its biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, despite the fact that more offshore platforms are getting power from shore instead of burning gas for electricity.
The Friends of Ocean Action, a coalition of over 50 ocean leaders who seek solutions to the most pressing challenges for the ocean, organized an Ocean Day in Davos, in the beginning of March. The event touched upon shipping emissions and the possibility of a carbon free future.
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