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Aluminium-air battery tech by Phoenician Energy selected for Yara Marine accelerator

Phoenician Energy’s use of aluminum-air battery for maritime triggered our interest as it taps into trends like circular economy and electrification vessels, said CEO.

Jan 15 2021

Total acquisition of biogas company a significant step towards 2050 Net Zero goals

‘This is an important step forward for Total to realise BioLNG as a real marine fuel solution for shipping’s decarbonisation,’ said Vice President Marine Fuels at Total.

Jan 14 2021

MSC joins Hydrogen Council to advance hydrogen as bunker fuel for container shipping

‘There must be a massive injection of capital into R&D to bring alternative fuels to the marketplace […] and the Hydrogen Council provides the right platform for this,’ it said.

Jan 13 2021

Port of Rotterdam Authority targets zero emission port goal by 2050 with shore power tech

Port authority has embarked on an ambitious strategy to realise between 8 to 10 new shore power installations in the next five years.

Jan 11 2021

Pacific Green Technologies: Why lithium-ion battery storage is a great fit for shipping

The ferry industry might not seem like a major transportation sector, in reality it is as big as commercial aviation, transporting more than 2.1 billion people a year.

Jan 06 2021

Van Oord next-gen hybrid cable-laying newbuild comes with ‘future fuel ready’ engines

‘Van Oord is committed to reducing CO2 emissions to become carbon-neutral by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement,’ says CEO Pieter van Oord.

Dec 31 2020

Norsepower inks deal to install a record five tilting Rotor Sails on large bulk carrier

Preparations are currently taking place with the installation onboard scheduled for 2021; the owner of the vessel prefers to remain anonymous at this stage.

Dec 31 2020

U-Ming holds Christening ceremony for second LNG dual fuel, scrubber fitted VLOC

M.V. Grand Wisdom will operate under a 25-year COA worth USD 600 million from Vale International, Switzerland for transporting Brazilian iron ore to China.

Dec 29 2020

First U.S. flagged battery powered PSV completes three months of successful operations

Harvey Energy operates on LNG, battery power, and diesel fuel, and has gone on hire for a term contract upon commissioning the battery system.

Dec 29 2020

Wärtsilä: What does an ammonia-ready vessel look like?

While ammonia is a potential clean fuel, challenges like corrosiveness, slow ignition, and NOx emissions will require new engine and gas supply systems, it said.

Dec 28 2020

ShipFC project to demonstrate feasibility of ammonia-fuel cells for deep sea shipping

Project has been granted funding from the EU under its Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint and aims to qualify 20MW fuel cell solutions for oceangoing vessels.

Dec 28 2020

HHI and DNV GL present green tanker solutions from joint research partnership

Joint research was initiated at the Gastech trade fair in Houston 2019 where they agreed to jointly develop low and zero carbon solutions for shipping.

Dec 22 2020

Argus Media: Bunker biofuel pilot projects launch in Asia

Biofuels are more expensive and depend on governmental incentives to compete on price, such support frameworks remain largely absent in Asia, it said.

Dec 21 2020

Wärtsilä partners Grieg Edge to build world’s first green ammonia tanker

Project is supported with USD5.3 million from the Norwegian government, and the MS Green Ammonia will start sailing in 2024.

Dec 21 2020

MOL completes first sea trial using Euglena renewable biodiesel as bunker fuel

Euglena biodiesel is a next-generation renewable fuel produced with used cooking oil and Euglena- a type of algae similar to brown seaweed and sea tangle, it said.

Dec 17 2020

BW LPG takes up further options with MAN Energy for three additional LPG-retrofits

The development is an expansion of a 4+4+4+3 contract with MAN Energy Solutions since the first four BW LPG dual-fuel retrofit orders in September 2018.

Dec 17 2020

Quadrise Fuels unveils sustainable alternative to heavy fuel oil with 20% lower emissions

BioMSAR® offers similar CO2 emissions reductions as using LNG while using existing low-cost HFO infrastructure, and does not contain methane, it said.

Dec 16 2020

DS Norden begins third trial on vegetable oil based bunker biofuel for bulk carrier

Company said it could be ready to offer biofuel to customers by next year through a carbon credit program as the fuel is currently only available in the Netherlands.

Dec 16 2020

Industry leaders collaborate on standard design for methanol-powered product tanker

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, MAN Energy Solutions, and the Methanol Institute have developed a design that meets safety requirements and is economically viable.

Dec 10 2020

LQM introduces alternative bunker fuel database to help customers gain clarity

Database includes 3,000 datapoints of global bunker supply options to discover which alternative fuels are available and where in the run up towards IMO 2030.

Dec 09 2020

DFDS investee MASH Energy ready to test second generation biofuel at Alfa Laval lab

The second generation biofuel to be tested is a B11 blend of 11% biofuel and 89% DMA (Marine Diesel); it’s 100% ISO8217 and RMG180 compliant, it explained.

Dec 09 2020

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