In the main scenarios of this year’s BP Energy Outlook, global energy demand continues to grow for at least part of the period to 2050. However, over this time, the structure of energy demand fundamentally shifts, with a declining role for fossil fuels offset by an increasing share for renewable energy and a growing role for electricity. Decisive policy measures, such as significant increases in carbon prices, are needed to deliver a lasting reduction in emissions from energy use.
Hafnia Limited revealed its plan to develop methanol dual-fueled ships in order to transport methanol from a U.S.-based production plant at the Port of Kalama, Washington, USA.
In maritime shipping, biofuels, ammonia and hydrogen meet more than 80% of fuel needs in 2070, using around 13% of the world’s hydrogen production, while energy efficiency also makes a significant contribution, according to latest IEA analysis.
Technology giant Rolls-Royce with its Power Systems business has set up a new organisational unit ‘Power Lab’ to focus on innovative and net zero carbon drive and energy solutions for the marine and infrastructure sectors.
Shipping is experiencing increasing pressure to decarbonize its operations and to reduce emissions to air. In April 2018, the IMO adopted an ambitious GHG reduction strategy, aiming to reduce with at least 50% total GHG emissions from shipping by 2050. As it is expected, such an unprecedented change, poses challenges for a range of stakeholders, from ship owners, to ship builders, designers, and fuel suppliers financiers and policy makers.
Researchers measured for the first time exactly how ship emissions affect clouds at a regional scale, by measuring cloud properties inside the shipping corridor using satellite data and compared them to what they estimated the values would be without shipping activity.
A consortium of Belgian and Dutch companies including the LNG player Fluxys is taking the first step towards CO2 capture and storage, to reduce CO2 emissions in North Sea Port, the Belgian-Dutch area covering the port of Ghent in Belgium and the ports of Terneuzen and Vlissingen in the Netherlands.
Following a greener path, the shipping industry is constantly searching for alternative fuels that will be in line with the environmental regulations, with LNG currently seeing a high demand.
Decarbonization has been a major issue of discussion; Now, a new paper highlights that two potential low-emission fuels for long distance international shipping could be hydrogen (H2) and ammonia (NH3).
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.
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