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FuelTrust announces Carbon Baseline to accurately record GHG performance of fleet

16 Feb 2022

Marine technology firm FuelTrust on Tuesday (15 February) launched Carbon Baseline, an AI-enabled solution that delivers a detailed and verified baseline assessment of historical vessel and fleet emissions.

FuelTrust’s Carbon Baseline service uses cloud-based AI and blockchain technology to deliver a validated historic carbon baseline in weeks, not months, at lower cost.

The patent-pending AI Digital Chemist™ uses historical operational data to calculate prior-year GHG emissions profiles for a vessel or fleet.

The program is also able to provide calculations based on a simulation of combustion at a molecular level, which considers differences between batches of fuels that current emission models cannot.

With a validated historic carbon baseline, owners can increase charter pricing for validated green ships, certify applications for carbon credits, and with FuelTrust’s independent emissions scoring, seek lower carbon taxes and fees globally.

“With Carbon Baseline, class or flag authorities can be provided a more accurate, third-party verified report on the emissions reductions actually achieved, meaning the fleet owner, their customers and their investors can benefit,” said Darren Shelton, Chief Product Officer at FuelTrust.

“Exact calculation is essential for the industry as not all fuels are created equal. Recent studies have shown that, for example, there can be an energy density difference of up to 3% between batches of the same fuel. There is also a significant carbon difference between batches.

“By offering this higher level of granularity in our data, we can give owners and charterers a far better picture of what their GHG performance has been in the past and what will be in the future.”

 

Published: 16 February, 2022

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