EPS selects Goodfuels for marine biofuel bunker trial

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The policy calls for the testing and use of various alternative marine fuels to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions today. At EPS, we believe that sustainability begins with accountability, which is why we are taking a mixed marine fuel approach towards reducing our emissions.

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UECC and Goodfuels parther on first use of marine biofuel in the ro-ro segment

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Leading short sea ro-ro operator UECC and sustainable marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels have launched a joint trial of GoodFuels Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) on UECC’s ro-ro vessel M/V Autosky. Bio-hydrocarbons Emissions Fuels Ports and Marine

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Volkswagen Group continues switch to low-emission logistics with order for four more LNG ships

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Volkswagen is the first automaker to transport most of its new vehicles overseas using low-emission LNG ships. The company follows the principle of focusing first on the avoidance of CO 2 emissions and then on reducing emissions as far as possible.

ICCT life-cycle analysis finds no climate benefit in using LNG as marine fuel

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Additionally, LNG engines are tuned to either emit low nitrogen oxide (NO x ) emissions—at the cost of higher methane emissions in some cases—or to incorporate NO x reduction technologies such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) or selective catalytic reduction (SCR).

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PowerCell Sweden presents industrialized fuel cell module optimized for marine power applications

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PowerCell Sweden AB is presenting PowerCellution Marine System 200, an industrialized high-power fuel cell module with low weight and a compact format, especially developed for the electrification of marine applications. Last year, PowerCell Sweden presented its prioritized strategic growth segments; the marine segment is one of these. MW marine fuel cell system from a leading European shipyard. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

Eastern Pacific Shipping, OCI & MAN partner to develop methanol & ammonia as marine fuels; retrofits and newbuilds

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OCI) and MAN Energy Solutions (MAN) to develop methanol and ammonia as marine fuels to support industry-wide decarbonization and environmental preservation efforts. Also, EPS will construct newbuild vessels with MAN engines powered by the same two alternative marine fuels.

Wärtsilä to collaborate with Anemoi Marine Technologies in future sales of Rotor Sail solutions

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The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) tied to a License and Cooperation agreement with UK-based Anemoi Marine Technologies for the future sales and servicing of Rotor Sail solutions to the shipping industry.

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Transport Canada contracts CNL to research clean energy technologies to decarbonize marine sector

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Transport Canada has awarded a contract to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, to develop an assessment tool to examine clean technologies that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the release of other pollutants from marine vessels. CNL scientists will also examine different technologies that can be used for the production, storage and handling of hydrogen for marine vessels.

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€12M Current Direct project seeks to support marine electrification with swappable containerized battery system

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The Current Direct project is dedicated to: significantly reduce the total cost of waterborne transport batteries; cut GHG emissions of the marine transport sector through electrification of vessel fleets; increase the energy density of waterborne battery cells; and. trigger investments for innovation, job and knowledge creation in the European marine transport and battery sector. Batteries Europe Market Background Ports and Marine

Wärtsilä joins €7.9M project to develop clean marine and off-road transport solutions; RCCI in medium-speed engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä is participating in a consortium of Finnish research organisations and leading companies researching means for developing radical new solutions for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport. Led by the University of Vaasa, the Clean Propulsion Technologies project addresses tightening emissions legislation and ways by which new technologies can be employed to create sustainable propulsion solutions.

Study finds marine workboat engines staying in service two times longer than estimated by EPA; emissions reduction implications

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DTF and EDF’s new report, “ Impact of Updated Service Life Estimates on Harbor Craft and Switcher Locomotive Emission Forecasts and Cost-Effectiveness ”, completed by Ramboll Environ, found the average Category 2 workboat remains in service for 50 years, instead of the 23-year lifespan estimated by the EPA in the 2008 Heavy Duty Locomotive and Marine Rule. Similarly, fine particulate emissions (PM 2.5 ) will only be reduced by 3,537 tons per year, instead of by 8,758 tons per year.

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Wärtsilä and PSA Marine collaborate on clean energy shipping

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The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine will collaborate in the co-creation of smart technologies for the marine sector. With one dual-fuel harbor tug running on LNG already in service, and another joining the PSA Marine fleet by the end of this year, PSA Marine and Wärtsilä have pledged to design and develop more solutions for smart and low-emissions harbor craft. —Peter Chew, Managing Director of PSA Marine.

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Toshiba’s SCiB Li-ion battery system Japan’s first recognized compliant with ClassNK guidline for marine vessels

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At a time when pollution regulations are increasingly focused on the emissions ships generate, the SCiB will contribute to the protection of the marine and global environments. Batteries Ports and Marine

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MultiSchIBZ consortium developing SOFC APU for marine use

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A consortium led by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH is developing a solid-oxide fuel cell system as an alternative power generation on ships. This will improve the efficiency of the plants and prevent emissions even when fossil fuels are used—both in berth operations in ports and inland waterways and on the high seas. Project partners are: thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH, Hamburg (Project Management). Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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Ricardo and alkaline fuel cell company AFC Energy collaborate on hydrogen applications for marine, rail and stationary

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Ricardo plc and AFC Energy plc, a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, signed a collaboration agreement on the joint creation of hydrogen fuel cell product and service offerings, with an initial focus on marine, rail and stationary power generation.

FortisBC joins SEALNG to advance LNG as marine fuel

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SEALNG, the multi-sector industry coalition accelerating the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, welcomed Canadian LNG provider FortisBC to the growing coalition. FortisBC has developed truck-to-ship bunkering solutions and technologies in collaboration with its customers to advance the use of LNG in the domestic marine sector. Canada Fuels LNG Ports and Marine

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Denmark, Norway, and US to lead Zero-Emission Shipping Mission

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The governments of Denmark, Norway, and the United States, along with the Global Maritime Forum and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, will lead a new Zero-Emission Shipping Mission as part of Mission Innovation. The Mission aims to accelerate international public-private collaboration to scale and deploy new green maritime solutions, setting international shipping on an ambitious zero-emission course.

EU research project IDEALFUEL seeks to develop marine low-sulfur heavy fuel oils from biomass; Bio-HFO

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In an EU-funded research project, an international consortium is aiming to develop new production methods for sustainable marine fuels to replace heavy fuel oils in shipping. The use of heavy fuel oils (HFOs) contributes to global warming due to the fossil origin of these fuels and, moreover, generating non-negligible emissions of pollutants such as sulfur oxides. Biomass Europe Fuels Ports and Marine

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Wärtsilä to begin long-term, full-scale testing of ammonia as marine fuel in four-stroke engine

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The technology group Wärtsilä, in close customer cooperation with Knutsen OAS Shipping AS and Repsol, as well as with the Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre, will commence the world’s first long-term, full-scale, testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine. We need to develop and use new technologies that reduce emissions. —Egil Hystad, General Manager, Market Innovation at Wärtsilä Marine Business. Ammonia Emissions Fuels Ports and Marine

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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. Developed with systems integrator Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), the package utilizes AKA’s XeroPoint Hybrid marine propulsion system and provides fuel savings of up to 25% and corresponding emissions reductions.

Carbon emissions in port of Rotterdam drop more swiftly than national average

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In the period 2016-2020, the port of Rotterdam reduced its total carbon emissions by 27%. In 2020, Rotterdam achieved a 12% reduction in emissions, compared to 8% in the Netherlands as a whole. of the Netherlands’ total carbon emissions: a share that several years ago was 16%.

Stäubli, SSA Marine and Tritium team to create largest automated electric vehicle charging port program in US

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Stäubli Electrical Connectors, a leading manufacturer of electrical connector solutions, has signed an agreement with SSA Marine to provide automatic charging stations for 33 terminal tractors at the Port of Long Beach. SSA Marine, which manages the terminal at the Port of Long Beach, is transforming 33 diesel-powered tractors by retrofitting them with all-electric drivetrain systems. Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Infrastructure Ports and Marine

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Wärtsilä launches 31SG pure gas engine for marine applications; suited for hybrid systems

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Wärtsilä has launched the 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. Following Wärtsilä’s introduction of dual-fuel engine technology in the 1990s, LNG has become established as a viable and attractive marine fuel. This has led to the rapid expansion of the global LNG bunkering infrastructure, which sets the stage for the next evolutionary step—a larger scale application of pure gas engines within the marine and offshore industries.

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Wärtsilä and partners developing emissions-free barge concept

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The technology group Wärtsilä has joined a consortium of key partners to form Zero Emission Services B.V. Within the Netherlands transport sector, inland navigation accounts for 5% of carbon dioxide emissions. Electric (Battery) Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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Carbon Clean and Liquid Wind partner on eMethanol production for marine fuel

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Carbon Clean’s technology will capture biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from a local industrial site. When used as marine fuel, eMethanol reduces carbon emissions by 94% compared to current fossil fuels. By accelerating access to liquid carbon-neutral fuel the Liquid Wind consortium will enable carbon-neutral shipping, thereby accelerating the sector’s emission reductions.

$35M in VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding is now available for zero-emission freight and marine projects in California

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The California Air Resources Board announced that the first installment of $35 million in VW Environmental Mitigation Trust funding for Zero-Emission Freight and Marine Projects throughout California is now available via a competitive solicitation.

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MAN Cryo first supplier to develop a marine, liquid-hydrogen fuel-gas system

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MAN Cryo, the wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Energy Solutions, has—in close cooperation with Fjord1 and Multi Maritime in Norway— developed a marine fuel-gas system for liquefied hydrogen. The award is significant in that the system is the first marine-system design globally to secure such an approval. MAN Cryo states that it sees a bright future for hydrogen applications globally as part of its target of achieving zero fossil emissions within the marine sector by 2050.

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Ballard Power Systems establishing a Marine Center of Excellence in Europe for fuel cell applications

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—is establishing a Marine Center of Excellence (Marine CoE) dedicated to fuel cell marine applications at the company’s engineering, manufacturing and service facility in Hobro, Denmark. The Marine CoE will design and manufacture heavy duty fuel cell modules to address zero-emission powertrain requirements for the marine industry. Reduction of pollutants and carbon emissions is a high priority for the marine industry and port cities.

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US MARAD study finds marine use of natural gas substantially reduces some air pollutants and slightly reduces GHG emissions

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A recently released total fuel cycle analysis for maritime case studies shows that natural gas fuels reduce some air quality pollutants substantially, and reduce major greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions slightly, when compared to conventional petroleum-based marine fuels (low-sulfur and high-sulfur). Continued improvements to minimize downstream emissions of methane during vessel-engine operations will also contribute to lower GHG emissions from marine applications of natural gas fuels.

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Wärtsilä to design and equip two zero-emissions battery-powered ferries

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to design and equip two new zero-emissions ferries. —René Zuidam, Account Manager, Newbuild Sales, Wärtsilä Marine. Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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First conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel

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ABS has confirmed the successful conversion of a slow-speed marine diesel engine to operate on ethane as a fuel. The 15-day long conversion followed engine performance and emissions testing at Kawasaki in Japan, to prove the principle that burning ethane in the Navigator ME-GI engines would be possible. ABS is a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries. Conversions Fuels Ports and Marine

2018 195

UBC researchers find life-cycle GHG benefits of LNG in marine shipping only from high-pressure dual-fuel engines in ocean-going vessels

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A life-cycle assessment of emissions from domestic and imported liquefied natural gas (LNG), and heavy-fuel oil (HFO) for marine shipping by a team from the University of British Columbia has found that only high-pressure dual-fuel (HPDF) engines robustly reduce well-to-wake GHG emissions by 10% compared with their HFO-fueled counterparts. These dual-fueled engines provide similar performance to diesel engines with no power loss, although with higher NO x emissions.

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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. —Jeff Wasil, Engineering Manager, Emissions Testing, Certification and Regulatory Development at BRP US Inc.

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 built at the company’s main factory in Finland and comply with IMO 2 emission regulations and are future proofed for the forthcoming IMO 3 legislation.

DOE tool allows consumers to estimate localized upstream greenhouse gas emissions for EVs and PHEVs

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Zip code is required because emissions are dependent upon fuels used to generate the electricity, often referred to as the grid mix, which varies by location. The upstream and tailpipe GHG emissions for an average new gasoline vehicle.

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Rolls-Royce launches new Bergen B36:45 marine LNG engine; up to 22% lower GHG than diesel

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Rolls-Royce launched its latest in a series of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled marine engines at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg. The proven lean-burn Otto cycle combustion B36:45 technology has been developed during Bergen Engines’ extensive experience with LNG-fueled engines so that methane slip, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, has been minimized. —Kjell Harloff, Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, Senior Vice President – Engines.

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Tenneco showcasing new large engine SCR system for marine applications

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Tenneco’s SCR aftertreatment system features a complete dosing control solution specifically designed for marine engine applications up to 7,500 kW or 10,000 hp. The integrated soot blower option enables the Tenneco SCR system to deliver consistent emissions reduction when used with high-sulfur fuels. Emissions Ports and Marine Regulations

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Rolls-Royce introducing completely integrated MTU marine hybrid propulsion systems as of 2020

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The combination of diesel engines and electric motors, in addition to batteries, will offer our customers significant benefits in a variety of marine applications. —Knut Müller, Head of the Marine and Government Business at MTU. yachts or passenger ships, however, high power output—on the one hand—and a significant increase in comfort levels resulting from the silent, vibration-free and emission-free cruising—on the other—is of interest.

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Everfuel signs MOU for hydrogen supply to new zero-emission ship concept

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Denmark-based Everfuel A/S has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an undisclosed German-Norwegian shipping company for collaboration on hydrogen supply to a new zero-emission shipping solution. Fuels Hydrogen Ports and Marine

Siemens targeting Li-ion energy storage for marine and offshore oil and gas applications; 6MW system to West Mira rig

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As part of a strategy to continue providing low-emissions solutions for harsh offshore operating environments, Siemens has opened a fully robotized and digitalized plant in Norway that will develop and manufacture energy storage technologies for both marine and offshore oil and gas applications. Eventually, the plant will assemble 55 battery modules per shift for the marine and offshore market. This ultimately leads to lower emissions. Batteries Oil Ports and Marine

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Roskill expects only 3.2% reduction in shipping emissions of spodumene concentrate by 2030; order of magnitude below IMO ambition

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Shipping emissions form a significant part of the commodity supply chain’s carbon footprint, particularly for those commodities reliant on the mass transport of low-grade ores and concentrates. Batteries Emissions Manufacturing Market Background Mining Ports and Marine

PowerCell, Siemens to partner on development of marine fuel cell systems; integration into BlueDrive

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has set a target to reduce the emissions from commercial shipping with 50% by 2050, which will require a substantial decrease in the use of fossil fuels. In June, a power generating system based on PowerCell’s fuel cell stacks and developed by PowerCell’s Norwegian joint venture Hyon, received the first approval in principle for a fuel cell-based power generating system for marine vessels. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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Solicitation for $60M Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Combustion Freight and Marine Project funding

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced the opening off the application period for the competitive Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Combustion Freight and Marine Project funding. The Combustion Freight and Marine program is part of the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust, a nationwide program that provides $423 million for California to fully mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide (NO x ) emissions caused by VW’s use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in VW diesel vehicles.

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