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Wärtsilä: Successful tests pave the way for ammonia as a future marine fuel

Ammonia can be produced with green energy and it contains no carbon so it doesn’t release carbon dioxide when it burns or when it is being produced, it said.

Jul 06 2020

Norway: Klaveness Combination Carriers utilises sustainable biofuel as bunker fuel

The fuel was supplied by GoodFuels to its combination carrier MV Baru and marks the company’s efforts to explore a sustainable future for deep sea shipping.

Jul 03 2020

Inland vessel by Future Proof Shipping sails steadily along with hydrogen as bunker fuel

The FPS team have been carefully measuring the energy consumed on the vessel’s trips between ports and analysing data to finalise its hydrogen fuel cell system design.

Jul 03 2020

Wärtsilä and partners to embark on world’s first full scale ammonia marine engine test

Project is coordinated by NCE Maritime CleanTech and involves an ammonia driven fuel cell to be tested on the Eidesvik Offshore supply vessel Viking Energy.

Jul 01 2020

MOL unveils its ‘Wind Challenger Project’ to assist vessel propulsion with hard sails

To test its implementation, MOL plans to install one sail on a 100,000 dwt bulk carrier; it has already obtained an AIP from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai for the design.

Jun 30 2020

Norsepower to install world’s first tiltable Rotor Sail on Ro-Ro operated by Sea Cargo

The Norsepower Rotor Sail is the first third-party verified and commercially operational auxiliary wind propulsion technology for the global maritime industry.

Jun 30 2020

Artemis Technologies receives GBP 60 million funding to build zero emissions ferries

A maritime consortium led by the Belfast-based company won a GBP 33 million UK Government grant that almost doubled the total project investment.

Jun 29 2020

Port of Flåm receives financial support to build onshore power supply for cruise ships

Power supplied will be locally produced hydropower via underwater cable, and ENOVA is contributing USD 2.78 million to the project that is estimated to cost USD 8.55 million.

Jun 25 2020

DNV GL certifies cold ironing connection for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises “Europa 2” in Hamburg

‘Use of cold ironing is an important part of our environmental strategy. We use MGO with a low 0.1% sulphur content […] going beyond the legal requirements,’ says CEO.

Jun 25 2020

FASTWATER project to demonstrate feasibility for methanol as bunker fuel at scale

European maritime technology leaders launch project to demonstrate feasibility of retrofit and newbuild vessels to operate on methanol as a pathway to fossil-free shipping.

Jun 24 2020

Aderco reports key issues on how low sulphur bunker fuels can damage diesel engines

Report shows increased bacteria growth from the use of biodiesel in blending some low sulphur fuels compromises stability and poses risk to damaging hardware.

Jun 23 2020

Stena Bulk offers biofuel bunker fuel option to customers following successful trials

The options will range from 20% to 100% biofuels and will be based on an offsetting program where the biofuel is used within the Stena Bulk fleet.

Jun 23 2020

Jan De Nul dredger hopper sails 2,000 hours on sustainable Biofuel Oil as bunker fuel

The achievement reinforces the successful adoption of this fuel solution, proving to the maritime world that BFO is ready for use as a sustainable drop-in fuel, it said.

Jun 19 2020

Singapore: Itochu Group partners Vopak to explore supply of ammonia as bunker fuel

Vopak will support the feasibility study for an on-shore ammonia bunkering facility by tapping on its ammonia storage & handling expertise at its Banyan Terminal.

Jun 15 2020

ESL “m/s Viiki” transports iron ore with 100% renewable liquefied biogas as bunker fuel

This marks the first time when 100% renewable LBG is used for maritime transport in Finland, and the biogas was supplied by Gasum.

Jun 12 2020

Ulstein unveils roadmap to scale adoption and use of hydrogen as bunker fuel

‘A vision like this can be turned into reality […] but we will need a partnership between research institutions, governments, regulators and businesses,’ said deputy CEO.

Jun 11 2020

BMW Group continues bio fuel oil bunker tests with UECC to transport its cars

By covering the fuel premium for a biofuel volume corresponding to BMW Group’s freight it will be able to claim a CO2 emission reduction of 80 to 90% for these shipments.

Jun 10 2020

Netherlands: Wärtsilä and partners to develop battery-powered barge enterprise

Heineken has already entered an agreement with the group to utilise the service for transporting beer from its brewery in Zoeterwoude to Moerdijk.

Jun 10 2020

Singapore-based consortium design, develop and build plug-in hybrid launchcraft

Consortium includes BOS, Penguin International, Durapower Technology and Bureau Veritas; project will target smaller vessels, work boats and crew boats up to 50m length.

Jun 08 2020

China: CSSC premieres world’s largest marine dual-fuel low-speed engine

Engine was developed by CSSC subsidiary WinGD and built by Shanghai CSSC Mitsui Shipbuilding Diesel Engine Co; it has received approval from French classification society BV.

May 28 2020

A.P. Moller – Maersk joins Danish consortium to produce renewable fuels at scale

If realised as envisaged, the project will start supplying renewable methanol to A.P. Moller – Maersk vessels for consumption as a bunker fuel by 2027.

May 27 2020

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