Researchers to store CO2 on the Norwegian shelf

A Swedish-Norwegian research project will be searching into the possibilities and costs of transporting CO2 captured in Sweden for storage on the Norwegian shelf. This is the first project ever to look into this possibility. The goal of this project is to investigate the possibilities of launching a full-scale facility for the capture and transport of CO2 from the Preem refinery and wet gas plant at Lysekil.

Norwegian NOx Fund proposes GHG-reduction deal to the UK

The Norwegian NOx Fund offers the UK and the International Maritime Organization a model that could be adapted to deliver GHG emission reductions in shipping. Since the 2008 creation of the NOx Fund, Norwegian nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have decreased by 44,000 tonnes.

World’s first hydrogen-powered ship in the port of Amsterdam

The Energy Observer, a former race boat powered with autonomous navigation with hydrogen, was docked in the Port of Amsterdam. The catamaran has been sailing for about six years, with 101 stops in 50 countries. The goal is to test hydrogen under extreme weather conditions. The vessels does not emit GHG and it is very quiet.

ABS launches Global Sustainability Centre for a low-carbon economy

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 must make its oil industry emissions-free, Labor states

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.

Norwegian partnership tests fuel cells for the first conversion of hydrogen hybrid ferry

ABB, SINTEF and Fiskerstrand are test fuel cells for the world’s first conversion of a hydrogen hybrid ferry. The tests aim to provide answers needed for Norwegian shipyard Fiskerstrand to convert an existing ferry to run on a combination of batteries and hydrogen fuel cells. ABB and the SINTEF Ocean laboratory will assess how fuel cells and batteries can function together for short-distance ferry operations.

Ballard to establish fuel cell center of excellence in Europe

Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S, a subsidiary of Canadian fuel cell solutions provider Ballard Power Systems, announced establishment of a Marine Center of Excellence, dedicated to fuel cell marine applications at the company’s engineering, manufacturing and service facility in Hobro, Denmark.

ECSA’s workshop on practical implementation of GHG reduction

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) conducted a workshop based on the practical implementation of measures to reduce GHG emissions, which was attended by representatives of the European Commission, the European Maritime Safety Agency, the Member States, as well as industry stakeholders and environmental organisations.

Gas fuel conversion of a modern MGC: Navigator Aurora

During his presentation at the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Paul Flaherty, Director, Fleet & Technical Operations, Navigator Gas, gave emphasis on ethane as a marine fuel. Mr. Flaherty also presented the case of Navigator Aurora, which was the first conversion of LNG-I engine to an ethane burning GI-E engine.

IMO Goals for CO2 emissions: Are they realistic?

At the last GREEN4SEA Conference, Mr. Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, provides an overview of alternative fuels such as natural gas, methane and hydrogen. He presents the pros and cons of each fuel, but highlights that new technology is necessary to make IMO’s goals reality.


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