US-based shipbuilder All American Marine has secured a contract to complete construction of a passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered, electric ferry that will operate in the California Bay Area, under the ‘Water-Go-Round’ project.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has initiated combustion trials using ammonia, to help prepare for the use of ammonia as a fuel that can contribute to reducing both the shipping’s and energy sectors’ greenhouse gas emissions.
A large number of wind propulsion projects are under development and increasingly coming to market, said Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of IWSA in his opening address at the International Wind Propulsion for Shipping forum.
During the 2020 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Martin Crawford-Brunt, Chief Executive Officer, Rightship, focused on the mega trend of decarbonization and analyzed the importance of having an efficient fleet towards the ambitious target of reducing emissions significantly.
Cargill, Rainmaking and more than 10 industry partners will join their forces to launch a program in Singapore, focused on the decarbonization issue. In fact, the program will be the first of its kind based in Asia and goals to develop new solutions related to CO2 emissions reduce.
The European ro-ro operator UECC along with the marine biofuel company GoodFuels will collaborate in order to trial the use of marine biofuel upon ro-ro vessels. In fact, the three-month trial will test 3.000 metric tons of Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100) onboard the M/V Autosky vessel carrier.
EU recently granted funding to ABS for its study on the future of the Ship Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). In fact, the study will focus on EEDI’s ability to improve designs, boost the deployment of low carbon solutions and provide its recommendations on how to integrate innovative technologies.
Comoros flag has submitted a wind propulsion information paper to IMO’s MEPC 75, stressing that wind propulsion, as one of the leading decarbonization technologies at the moment, is receiving very limited consideration in the critical debate of the future of shipping.
As part of the port’s focus on environmentally friendly solutions, two shipping terminals at the Port of Long Beach are putting new zero-emissions equipment. Long Beach Container Terminal and SSA Marine at Pier J will demonstrate for the first time three Taylor battery-electric top handlers for about six months.
A Dutch consortium comprising Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell The Netherlands, revealed plans to launch the NortH2 project, foreseeing the production of green hydrogen using renewable electricity generated by a mega offshore wind farm, in line with the objectives of the Dutch Climate Accord.
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