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Lloyd’s Register grants AiP to Samsung Heavy Industries ammonia-fuelled tanker design

‘Following the announcement in January, we are delighted that SHI has made steady progress on the fuel gas supply system and detailed ship design,’ said CEO.

Oct 01 2020

TECO 2030 inks second partnership with AVL to develop hydrogen fuel cells for maritime

‘This is a perfect one-two punch. In the short term we need to clean up emissions from
current fleets. In future, hydrogen is the obvious answer,’ said CEO.

Oct 01 2020

Harvey Gulf further commits to lower emissions with battery orders to upgrade fleet

The additional 10 battery systems will allow Harvey Gulf to own and operate the largest fleet of combined dual and tri fueled vessels in the world, it said.

Oct 01 2020

Shell outlines its path to decarbonising through hydrogen and fuel cells to power ships

‘By setting an ambitious course, openly and transparently, (I hope) others will be encouraged to join us to create a net-zero emissions future for shipping,’ says Head of Maritime.

Sep 30 2020

MAN Energy engine on dredger hopper sails 2,000 hours with renewable Biofuel Oil

‘While our engine technology will remain the prime mover for deep-sea shipping, we have to prepare for the emergence of new fuels, such as BFO,’ said MAN Energy.

Sep 23 2020

Reliable low carbon bunker fuel supply crucial for offshore wind farm support vessels

The global offshore wind industry continues to balloon with increasing pressure for its support vessels to decarbonise but supplying biofuels remains challenging, said LQM.

Sep 16 2020

Hafnia invests $10 million in methanol production facility to pursue decarbonisation

Hafnia added it will also provide and operate purpose-built next-generation methanol dual-fuelled ships to transport one-third of the methanol volume produced by the plant.

Sep 15 2020

ExxonMobil successfully completes marine bio fuel sea trial with Stena Bulk at Rotterdam

The fuel is a 0.50% sulphur residual-based fuel (VLSFO) processed with a second generation waste-based FAME component and will be available later this year, it said.

Sep 11 2020

Powerzeek includes Liquefied Biogas in its digital marine fuel marketplace

The inclusion of LBG comes on the back of requests from the shipping market as well as the company’s mission to make it easier to source cleaner fuels such as LBG, it said.

Sep 11 2020

Harvey Gulf upgrades PSV to become “Tri-Fuel” vessel; launches diesel bunkering facility

A Wartsila battery-power system was installed on PSV Harvey Energy, a dual fuel vessel capable of fully operating on LNG or diesel, making it a “Tri-Fuel” vessel.

Sep 09 2020

Japanese consortium to develop and build ammonia-powered tugboat

NYK, IHI Power Systems and ClassNK have previously developed and built Japan’s first LNG fuelled tugboat; they will use knowledge from there for this endeavour.

Sep 04 2020

Lloyd’s Register and Methanol Institute launch methanol bunkering technical reference

Guide outlines procedures required for safe methanol bunkering and incorporates dedicated checklists to assist stakeholders with safe storage and handling.

Sep 02 2020

Partnership formed to define sustainability criteria for alternative marine fuels

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative and Copenhagen Business School Maritime formed a venture to bring clarity to sustainability issues surrounding alternative bunker fuels.

Sep 02 2020

Japanese consortium aims to trial commercial ferry with hydrogen as bunker fuel by 2024

NYK Line, Toshiba Energy Systems, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, ClassNK, and ENEOS Corporation aim to demonstrate the commercialisation of high-power fuel cell vessels.

Sep 02 2020

Interview: Lloyd’s Register and Methanol Institute explain methanol bunkering technical reference

Chris Chatterton and Douglas Raitt discuss the growth in interest of methanol as a marine fuel and how the guidance can support further and faster adoption of methanol as bunker fuel.

Sep 02 2020

Fassmer awarded contract to build first methanol-powered research vessel in Germany

The vessel is commissioned by the Alfred Wegener Institute and will operate in the North Sea with a regional focus in the vicinity of the island station on Heligoland.

Aug 28 2020

Argus Media: P66 could exit San Francisco fuel oil bunker market

Unlike biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, renewable diesel is chemically identical to petroleum diesel and it “works in any traditional diesel engine”, it said.

Aug 21 2020

Torvald Klaveness: Zero emission deep sea shipping not as expensive as perceived

‘Given that the ship involved is a bulk carrier, other international conventions specific to pollution damage caused by oil tankers do not apply in this case,’ it said.

Aug 19 2020

China Merchants Industry enters technological partnership to develop new bunker fuels

Other partners in the agreement are Italian Classification Society RINA and China Classification Society; focus will be on hydrogen and ammonia as marine fuel.

Aug 13 2020

NYK Line and partners to develop stable supply solution for ammonia as bunker fuel

Japan Marine United Corporation and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai have entered a R&D agreement for the commercialisation of an ammonia-fuelled ammonia gas carrier.

Aug 13 2020

Haldor Topsoe and partners publish report on industrial view of ammonia as marine fuel

Report is based on partners Alfa Laval, Hafnia, Vestas, and Siemens Gamesa’s industrial expertise and input from a list of competent industrial players.

Aug 06 2020

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