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UK companies in $2.5M project to develop marine magnetically geared propulsion motor; potential 10% efficiency gain

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The PDD is a high-torque low-speed motor/generator highly suited to actuation, rail traction, marine propulsion and wind power. retrofits.

Honda establishes Marine Science Foundation

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Inspired by the Japanese concept of sato-umi —the convergence of land and sea where human and marine life can harmoniously coexist—Honda has established the Honda Marine Science Foundation , a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas.

FEV and Neander Motors AG showcasing double-crankshaft turbo-diesel outboard marine engine at SAE World Congress

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Diesel Engines Ports and Marine FEV North America, Inc. Click to enlarge. Space ball design. Click to enlarge. Click to enlarge. —Prof.

BioMara researchers identify two strains of marine algae with dry-weight oil content >50%

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Researchers in the BioMara (Sustainable Fuels from Marine Biomass) project, report identifying two strains of marine algae— Nannochloropis oceanica and Chlorella vulgaris , which have a dry-weight oil content of more than 50%. —lead author Dr. Stephen Slocombe, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). Brief

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Australia and Japan developing safety standards for marine transport of liquid hydrogen; KHI building carrier

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Australia Hydrogen Japan Ports and MarineAustralia and Japan recently signed a memorandum at the headquarters of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority ( AMSA ) which will allow liquid hydrogen (LH 2 ) to be shipped in bulk for the first time. The IGC code does not currently allow for the transportation of liquid hydrogen. Earlier post.)

Neste Oil launching new low-sulfur marine fuel in December

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Neste Oil will bring to the market a low-sulfur marine fuel in accordance with the EU sulfur Directive requirements entering into force in 2015, and will begin distributing it in mid-December. The new fuel will significantly reduce sulfur, nitrogen and particle emissions in marine transportation. Brief

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre partner to develop remote and autonomous ships

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Rolls-Royce is also a founding member of the Finnish ecosystem for autonomous marine transport (DIMECC). Earlier post.).

Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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Founded in 2009, Visedo specializes in electric powertrains and components for heavy-duty machinery, commercial vehicles and the marine industry. Heavy-duty Motors Ports and Marine Power ElectronicsThe financing consists of an equity investment of €13.5 million, an EFSI loan of €5 million and €1.5 million in funding from other sources.

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Enerpulse Technologies obtains battlefield-fueled marine power OEM Contract

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Raider Outboards was awarded a contract by the Department of Defense to provide marine engines that must run efficiently on multiple battlefield fuels. We were up against some pretty big names in the marine power industry. Earlier post.) —Chris Woodruff, director of Raider Outboards. Brief

Mermaid Marine launches 100% biodiesel capable marine engines in UK

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Mermaid Marine is offering the Citius series of heavy-duty marine engines from AGCO SISU Power—the only common rail engine available approved to run on 100% biodiesel with no compromise in performance. —Mermaid Marine sales executive Julian Osborne. The engines are on a third-generation electronic control system.

New hybrid electric ferry launches in Taiwan with Visedo electric propulsion system

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Hybrids Motors Ports and MarineThe Taiwanese harbor city of Kaohsiung has launched a new hybrid electric ferry. —Visedo CEO Kimmo Rauma.

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New ABB Azipod D for electric marine propulsion requires 25% less installed power, boosts flexibility

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ABB has introduced a new offering, Azipod D, to its line of Azipod marine electric propulsion systems. Motors Ports and Marine Vehicle Systems

Kawasaki Heavy and Shell to partner on technologies for transporting liquefied hydrogen by sea

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Kawasaki is also currently developing a small test vessel for the marine transportation of liquefied hydrogen. Earlier post.) Click to enlarge.

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Damen delivers hybrid tugboat to Royal Netherlands Navy; up to 30% lower fuel consumption, 40% fewer emissions

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Hybrids Ports and MarineCompared with other tugs, hybrid versions use up to 30% less fuel and produce 40% fewer exhaust emissions. knots.

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Maersk Line, Ports of LA & Long Beach in 3-year project to measure air pollution benefits from $125M eco-upgrade; real-time tracking 24x7

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Emissions Engines Ports and MarineShipping company Maersk Line and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering to measure the environmental benefits of a $125-million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. This is the equivalent of strapping a Fitbit onto a large container ship. —Dr.

Cat ships first MaK M 46DF dual fuel marine engine

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Caterpillar Marine Power Systems shipped the first MaK M 46 DF dual fuel marine engine. MaK 46 DF. Click to enlarge. Brief

Pharos Marine Plans Dual Fuel Hydrogen-Diesel Super Yacht

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Egypt-based Pharos Marine unveiled plans for a 60-meter dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel electric superyacht, the Orcageno. Superyachttimes.com.

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Leclanché to provide 4.2 MWh Li-ion battery pack to Green Ferry Project electric ferryboat

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The market for marine electric vessels is expected to grow from $2.6 Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and MarineClick to enlarge.

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Sandia study finds high-speed hydrogen-powered ferry and supporting infrastructure in SF Bay feasible

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Red and White Fleet President Escher sees SF-BREEZE as the start of a revolution in marine transportation. Click to enlarge. —Tom Escher.

Federal-Mogul marine piston ring technology reduces oil consumption and pollution from two-stroke diesels

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—Richard Mittler, Federal-Mogul’s Senior Expert Manager, Analysis and Product Development, Technology, Rings & Liners. Click to enlarge. Brief

Norwegian Electric Systems to provide hybrid electric systems for three new ferries; Odin’s Eye DC grid system

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Hybrids Ports and MarineThe ferries—with capacity for 50 cars and 199 persons—are designed by Multi Maritime. Project Management.

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UQM and New Eagle partnering to provide full electric and hybrid drive systems for commercial, automotive and marine drivetrains

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will collaborate with New Eagle, a vehicle integrator and supplier of hybrid and electric drive control system technologies and hardware for a variety of vehicle classes and applications as well as electric marine propulsion solutions. UQM Technologies Inc. Brief

MAN introduces new dual-fuel four-stroke marine engine

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The new marine engine offers dual diesel fuel-gas operation and can also be introduced as a retrofit to engines already in service. MW to 5.3

Wärtsilä and MAN Diesel & Turbo enter next phase of HERCULES research project on marine engines

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The overall vision of the program is to achieve sustainable and safe energy production from marine engines. Phase III of the HERCULES programme, HERCULES-C , aims at integrating several successful technologies in order to reduce emissions and optimize the efficiency and long-term reliability of marine engines. Brief

Foss Maritime and Aspin Kemp receive US patent for hybrid marine propulsion and energy management system used in harbor tugs

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However, many marine vessels operate under variable load requirements. Earlier post.) System schematic. Click to enlarge. Source: AKA and Foss.

Pasha, Port of LA and California ARB partner on $26.6M Green Omni Terminal demo project; emerging zero and near-zero emission tech

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and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal. At full build out, Pasha will be the world’s first marine terminal able to generate all of its energy needs from renewable sources.

SwRI opens new high-horsepower dynamometer facility to service marine, rail and petroleum industries

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The new facility features two 7,000 hp test cells. High horsepower dyno. Click to enlarge. Brief

Wärtsilä and Versa Power partner to develop solid oxide fuel cell technology for stand-alone and marine applications

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Wärtsilä, a leading provider of power solutions to both the marine and energy markets, and Versa Power Systems (VPS), a developer of high-power planar solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), entered a cooperative agreement to develop and integrate Versa Power’s SOFC technology into Wärtsilä products. Fuel Cells Ports and Marine Power Generation

Siemens increases stake in ocean power specialist Marine Current Turbines to 45%

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Siemens is increasing its stake in Britain’s Marine Current Turbines Ltd. MCT), a maker of horizontal-axis marine current turbines, to 45%.

First reference installation of Opcon Waste Heat Recovery technology for ships; potential for 5–10% fuel savings

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Opcon Powerbox ORC Marine version. Opcon Powerbox WST Marine version. Engines Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine Waste Heat Recovery

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GoodFuels Marine and Boskalis successfully test UPM’s sustainable wood-based biofuel for marine fleet

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Boskalis, a leading global dredging and marine expert, and GoodFuels Marine, a leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, have successfully performed live tests on a sustainable wood-based drop-in biofuel called UPM BioVerno. Earlier post.) Brief

Report: Mitsubishi Heavy to introduce marine gas-fueled engine by 2015

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MHI) will unveil by 2015 its own natural-gas-powered marine engine. Earlier this year, MHI introduced Japan’s first system for supplying high-pressure gas that will enable use of natural gas as fuel for marine engines. The Nikkei reports that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. MHI agreed with Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Brie

Saft to supply marine Li-ion battery system to Rolls Royce Marine for hybrid multi-application vessel

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Saft won a major contract from Rolls Royce Marine to supply the specialized marine lithium-ion (Seanergy) battery system for an innovative hybrid multi-application vessel under construction in Denmark for Kystverket, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA). Batteries Hybrids Ports and Marine

National Marine Manufacturers Association endorses use of isobutanol in marine fuel market

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol. Multiple reports show that ethanol blends greater than 10% can cause significant damage to marine engines. As a result, the marine industry has explored biobutanol fuel blends with promising results.

Tenneco showcasing new large engine SCR system for marine applications

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Emissions Ports and Marine RegulationsClick to enlarge.

Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

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environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind powerAnd he works hard in his role as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach for CBS EcoMedia. And of course to Paul’s great eye for talent.

Creative Greenius and the Marine Exchange Transformation

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environment renewable energy solar power Creative Greenius EcoAd EcoMedia EducationAd Joe Galliani Marine Exchange Paul Polizzotto Port of Los Angeles WellnessAd wind powerAnd he works hard in his role as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Outreach for CBS EcoMedia. And of course to Paul’s great eye for talent.

Ricardo and Recycling Technologies to characterize Plaxx plastic-waste-derived-fuel for marine applications

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Fuels Plastics Ports and Marine RecyclingUK-based. Click to enlarge. to 5 MW, in a single power cylinder.

Caterpillar Marine Power Systems introduces Marine Hybrid System

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The Cat marine hybrid power system uses AKA’s XeroPoint Hybrid system. Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has introduced the the Cat Powered Marine Hybrid System, a complete hybrid propulsion package applicable to all engine platforms. —Michael Braun, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems tug and salvage segment manager.

ABB: tests show up to 27% fuel savings on ship with Onboard DC Grid

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Emissions Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine Vehicle Systems Dina Star with Onboard DC Grid. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.). Click to enlarge.