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  • Rotterdam and German steel companies explore...

    Two of Germany’s leading steel manufacturers are joining with the Port of Rotterdam to jointly investigate developing an international supply chain for hydrogen passing through the port as a replacement for the coal currently used in their manufacturing operations. The companies recognize that vast imports of hydrogen would be required if Europe and Germany want to reduce CO2 emissions by replacing current fuel sources and become climate-neutral by 2050 while maintaining its strong industrial backbone. 

     

  • Decarbonising shipping: Could ammonia be the fuel...

    By Charles Haskell, Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Lloyd’s Register (LR)

     

    Today 80 per cent of ammonia produced is used exclusively for the fertiliser industry. However, as pressure is placed on the shipping sector to decarbonise and shift away from reliance on fossil fuels, ammonia is looking like an attractive alternative. If 30 per cent of shipping switched to ammonia as a fuel, then the current production would have to nearly double

  • Wärtsilä to introduce engine plus emissions...

    The technology group Wärtsilä will introduce a combined engine plus selective catalytic reduction (SCR) packaged product aimed at complying with China’s Stage II marine engine emission standard that enters into force in July 2021. The standard will apply to inland waterway, coastal, river-sea, channel and fishing vessels operating in most rivers and around the country’s major harbour areas.

     

  • Large LNG-powered RoPax fast ferry enters service...

    One of only a few large, fast passenger ferries fueled by natural gas is due to enter service tomorrow sailing between Spain and the Balearic Islands. In addition to being an LNG-fueled vessel, Balearia’s new vessel, the Eleanor Roosevelt, expands the company’s capacity and becomes the longest fast ferry. It is also the first LNG-fueled fast ferry with reciprocating engines.

     

  • IMO’s GMN project extended to help developing...

    A key International Maritime Organization project — the Global MTCC Network, or GMN, which aims to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector and support the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping in developing countries through regional maritime technology cooperation centers, has been extended by an additional nine-months to March 31, 2022.

     

  • Expanding biogas production to meet growing...

    The world’s largest biogas production plant is beginning the first of two expansions which when completed with nearly double its production capabilities. The plant is expanding to meet the needs of both the shipping and over road transportation industries and reflecting the growing demand for green fuel sources.

     

  • Long-term test of rotor sail on passenger ferry...

    The first long-term test of a rotor sail fitted on a passenger ferry is coming to an end after three years aboard Viking Line’s Viking Grace. According to both the line and the technology company, the tests provided important data demonstrating the benefits of the rotor sail concept and helping to advance the technology. The test was also the first aboard an LNG-fueled ship creating the first LNG-wind electric propulsion hybrid ship.

     

  • New hybrid Ro-Ro ferry launched in China for...

    The first of a new series of eco-sustainable hybrid ro-ro ferries was launched today in China. The Finneco I is part of Finnlines’ ongoing EUR 500-million newbuilding program, which includes two eco-efficient ro-pax vessels in addition to the three hybrid ro-ro vessels. 

     

  • UAE oil storage company said to be in talks to...

    UAE oil storage company BPGIC is in advanced talks to buy a green energy firm as it aims to diversify its business and contribute to the global push to fight climate change, an industry source close to the discussions told Reuters.

     

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Rotterdam and German steel companies explore Hydrogen infrastructure

Two of Germany’s leading steel manufacturers are joining with the Port of Rotterdam to jointly investigate developing an international supply chain for hydrogen passing through the port as a replacement for the coal currently used in their manufacturing operations. The companies recognize that vast imports of hydrogen would be required if Europe and Germany want to reduce CO2 emissions by replacing current fuel sources and become climate-neutral by 2050 while maintaining its strong industrial backbone. 

 
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Decarbonising shipping: Could ammonia be the fuel of the future?

By Charles Haskell, Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Lloyd’s Register (LR)

 

Today 80 per cent of ammonia produced is used exclusively for the fertiliser industry. However, as pressure is placed on the shipping sector to decarbonise and shift away from reliance on fossil fuels, ammonia is looking like an attractive alternative. If 30 per cent of shipping switched to ammonia as a fuel, then the current production would have to nearly double

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Large LNG-powered RoPax fast ferry enters service from Spain

One of only a few large, fast passenger ferries fueled by natural gas is due to enter service tomorrow sailing between Spain and the Balearic Islands. In addition to being an LNG-fueled vessel, Balearia’s new vessel, the Eleanor Roosevelt, expands the company’s capacity and becomes the longest fast ferry. It is also the first LNG-fueled fast ferry with reciprocating engines.

 
English

Wärtsilä to introduce engine plus emissions abatement package to meet Chinese marine engine emission standard

The technology group Wärtsilä will introduce a combined engine plus selective catalytic reduction (SCR) packaged product aimed at complying with China’s Stage II marine engine emission standard that enters into force in July 2021. The standard will apply to inland waterway, coastal, river-sea, channel and fishing vessels operating in most rivers and around the country’s major harbour areas.

 
English

IMO’s GMN project extended to help developing countries curb GHG emissions

A key International Maritime Organization project — the Global MTCC Network, or GMN, which aims to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector and support the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping in developing countries through regional maritime technology cooperation centers, has been extended by an additional nine-months to March 31, 2022.

 
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Expanding biogas production to meet growing maritime demand

The world’s largest biogas production plant is beginning the first of two expansions which when completed with nearly double its production capabilities. The plant is expanding to meet the needs of both the shipping and over road transportation industries and reflecting the growing demand for green fuel sources.

 
English

Long-term test of rotor sail on passenger ferry completed

The first long-term test of a rotor sail fitted on a passenger ferry is coming to an end after three years aboard Viking Line’s Viking Grace. According to both the line and the technology company, the tests provided important data demonstrating the benefits of the rotor sail concept and helping to advance the technology. The test was also the first aboard an LNG-fueled ship creating the first LNG-wind electric propulsion hybrid ship.

 
English

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