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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Doosan Fuel Cell partners with Korea Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering on SOFCs for ships

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Its Model 400 systems can use natural gas, hydrogen or LPG and natural gas as fuels. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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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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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.

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

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When used as marine fuel, eMethanol reduces carbon emissions by 94% compared to current fossil fuels. Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Electrofuels Fuels Methanol Power-to-Gas Power-to-LiquidsCarbon Clean, a developer of low-cost carbon capture technology, has entered into an agreement with power-to-fuels developer Liquid Wind. Carbon Clean’s technology will capture biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from a local industrial site.

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. The Wärtsilä 31SG engine further reduces the total cost of ownership and the environmental footprint for vessels operating in regions where there is a developed gas infrastructure. Following Wärtsilä’s introduction of dual-fuel engine technology in the 1990s, LNG has become established as a viable and attractive marine fuel. —Rasmus Teir, Product Manager, Wärtsilä Marine.

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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. The research will further focus on developments in advanced after-treatment measures aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20%. Emissions Engines Low Temperature Combustion Market Background Ports and Marine

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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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.

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.

Rolls-Royce supplying two mtu gas engines for first LNG-hybrid tugboat

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Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug. This is the first LNG-hybrid tug to be powered by mtu gas engines.

Tritec Marine and Stena collaborate on new LNG bunker concept: SAFE Bunker

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Tritec Marine and Stena LNG have collaborated to create the innovative SAFE Bunker concept. LNG Market Background Ports and MarineSAFE Bunker is an LNG bunker/feeder vessel of payload capacity of 7,500 m 3 with 2C type tanks and offsets accommodation.

2020 222

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. The system is based on SOFC fuel cells which can be operated with low-sulfur diesel fuel or liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an energy source. A fuel gas generator converts the fossil fuel into a hydrogen-rich gas for operating the fuel cells. Project partners are: thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH, Hamburg (Project Management).

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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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

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. Batteries Oil Ports and Marine

2019 207

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. Hybrids Ports and Marine

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. IDEALFUEL seeks to develop methods to convert woody residual and waste materials such as sawdust and wood chips into renewable marine fuels. NL); Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (CH); Biomass Europe Fuels Ports and Marine

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Wärtsilä gas engines to burn 100% hydrogen

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The technology group Wärtsilä is developing the combustion process in its gas engines to enable them to burn 100% hydrogen fuel. Wärtsilä has researched hydrogen as a fuel for 20 years, and has tested its engines with blends of up to 60% hydrogen and 40% natural gas.

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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). When comparing emissions produced using natural gas or traditional diesel fuel, results were mixed as to which would produce the fewest emissions.

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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

2019 218

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. Ammonia storage and supply systems will be designed and developed for maximum personal safety, and in parallel with the Fuel Gas Handling System under development as part of the EU project ShipFC.

2020 186

NYK Line, JMU and ClassNK partner to commercialize ammonia-fueled ammonia gas carrier

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Ammonia-fueled Ammonia Gas Carrier (AFAGC). In particular, a significant reduction in CO 2 emissions is expected to be achieved by replacing coal and natural gas as the main fuels for power generation. Ammonia Climate Change Emissions Fuels Hydrogen 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. Navigator Gas, in partnership with Charterer Borealis, engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions, cargo system and fuel gas supply system supplier TGE and ABS, completed the successful conversion of the Navigator Aurora ’s main engine from LNG fueling to ethane fueling, while berthed alongside at Frederikshavn in Denmark. Conversions Fuels Ports and Marine

2018 195

New study confirms extensive gas leaks in the North Sea; recommends stricter guidelines for handling of abandoned wells

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Researchers from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel have found that considerable quantities of the greenhouse gas methane escape uncontrolled into the water from abandoned oil and gas wells in the North Sea. Climate Change Emissions Natural Gas Oil Ports and Marine

2020 241

Rolls-Royce launches Power Lab to drive future technologies for marine and infrastructure; focus on fuel cells and synthetic fuels

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The Power Lab will concentrate on the development of advanced technologies for the marine and infrastructure sectors, with a strong emphasis on fuel cell systems and the production and deployment of synthetic fuels. The Power Lab has also set its sights on the use of fuel cells in power generation and marine propulsion. Fuel Cells Fuels Hydrogen Power-to-Gas Power-to-Liquids

2020 184

Lloyd’s Register awards an Approval in Principle to EXMAR ammonia-fueled gas carrier

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded an Approval in Principle to EXMAR for its ammonia (NH 3 )-fueled 40,000 m 3 Midsize Gas Carrier, a significant milestone for the progression of alternative fuels in shipping. Testing continues on both dual-fuel and spark-ignited gas engines.

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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. Natural gas at high pressure is injected into the cylinder near the top of the compression stroke.

2019 204

Los Angeles-Long Beach Port trucking company replacing entire diesel truck fleet with near-zero emissions natural gas trucks, RNG

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TTSI) is replacing its entire diesel trucking fleet with near-zero emission natural gas trucks, which it plans to fuel with carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG). The announcement was made in conjunction with the non-profit Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) to raise awareness of the importance of natural and renewable gas trucking to help improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions the Los Angeles region, especially at the LA and Long Beach ports.

Noble Gas Systems demonstrates latest generation of conformable tanks for high-pressure gases

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Noble Gas Systems, a startup founded to create safe, conformable, lightweight compressed gas storage and delivery systems, has demonstrated its latest generation of conformable gas tanks, which can be configured into existing vehicle architectures.

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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.

2018 190

Chevron partners with Clean Energy On Adopt-A-Port initiative to supply renewable natural gas for port trucks

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Chevron is partnering with California natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with cleaner, carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to reduce emissions. Truck operators and their import and export customers will help local communities by reducing smog-forming NO x emissions by 98% compared to diesel trucks while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

2020 195

DNV GL launches JDP to drive marine Li-ion battery safety and adoption

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Nexceris, developer of battery off-gas sensing technology. Rolls Royce Marine AS, propulsion and system technology provider. Batteries Ports and MarineClassification society DNV GL has launched a Joint Development Project (JDP), designed to advance the understanding of the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping industry.

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Caterpillar Marine developing hybrid tug with Sanmar Shipyards; Advanced Variable Drive

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Caterpillar Marine is collaborating with Sanmar Shipyards in Istanbul, Turkey to build an innovative tugboat with a hydraulic hybrid propulsion system. The Cat Marine Advanced Variable Drive (AVD) is a patented system leveraging Caterpillar’s extensive experience with heavy-duty continuously variable transmission (CVT) technology, advanced controls and power system integration knowledge. —Nathan Kelly, Caterpillar Marine Product Definition Engineer.

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Kawasaki’s marine gas engine first from Japan to receive DNV type approval

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announced today that its natural gas engine L30KG—serving as the main engine for large vessels fueled solely by gas with an output capacity of more than 2 MW—has become the first Japanese-made gas engine to obtain type approval for the engine by DNV. Prior to the development of this marine gas engine, Kawasaki had launched a gas engine developed for the distributed power generation market, featuring a high efficiency of 49.0%

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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. MHI reportedly improved existing technology to develop a combustion engine that efficiently burns high-pressure gas through direct injection. The engine will be used for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, large tankers and container ships. 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.

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Wärtsilä in coalition to promote LNG as a marine fuel

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Wärtsilä and other leading marine industry players have formed a coalition, known as SEA/LNG, to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. The coalition aims to help break down the barriers hindering the global development of LNG in marine applications, thereby improving the environmental performance of the shipping industry.

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Total joins SEALNG coalition to support ambitious growth plans for LNG as marine fuel

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Total, the world’s fourth-ranked international oil and gas company, has joined SEALNG, a multi-sector industry coalition created to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Total’s ambition is to become the responsible energy major and the Group strongly supports the SEALNG drive to make LNG the preferred clean marine fuel of the future. —Olivier Jouny, Total Marine Fuels Managing Director.

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

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Bulk gas cargoes are carried under the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code) which is a mandatory code under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention. 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.

2017 163

IHS Markit: 2020 low-sulfur requirements for marine bunker fuels causing scramble for refiners and shippers

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On 27 October 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) announced that beginning on 1 January 2020, the maximum sulfur content allowed in marine bunker fuel will be reduced from 3.50% mass by mass (m/m) to 0.50% m/m (35,000 ppm to 5,000 ppm)—five years earlier than many expected. Heavy fuel oil (HFO) is the predominant marine fuel. Diesel Fuels Oil Ports and Marine Regulations

2017 150

Hyundai Heavy demonstrates dual-fuel marine package with ME-GI engine and Hi-GAS supply

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Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading marine engine manufacturer, announced the successful completion of a full-scale demonstration test of a ME-GI dual-fuel MAN B&W two-stroke engines in combination with Hi-GAS. HHI’s independent LNG Fuel Gas Supply (FGSS), Hi-GAS system (Hyundai Integrated Gas Supply System) allows marine engines to use diesel and LNG for fuel.

2012 196

Mitsubishi Heavy to develop low-speed, 2-stroke, dual-fuel marine diesel capable of using natural gas

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MHI) will begin developing UEC-LSGi: low-speed, dual-fuel, marine diesel engines capable of using not only conventional heavy oil but also natural gas for their fuel. The new engine will be added to the lineup of the Mitsubishi UEC Engine Series, the company’s 2-stroke, low-speed marine diesel engine brand. The price of heavy oil used as fuel for low-speed, 2-stroke marine diesel is expected to rise in the future. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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US Maritime Administration to fund projects on reducing emissions from marine vessels, study on LNG bunkering

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The US Maritime Administration ( MARAD ) Office of the Environment has issued two funding opportunities; the first ( DTMA-91-R-2013-0020 ) will award up to an estimated $900,000 for up to 2 projects that demonstrate criteria pollutant emissions of carbon emissions reductions from marine vessels through repowering, re-engining, or using alternative fuel/energy. Of particular interest to MARAD is the use of natural gas (LNG or CNG) as a marine propulsion fuel.