Leclanché expands marine electrification solution to include fast charger for ports, harbors and vessels; Damen 1st adopter

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Expanding its portfolio of solutions for the marine electrification industry, Leclanché is introducing a new “ports and harbor” infrastructure solution enabling hybrid and fully electric vessels to fast charge when returning to port.

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

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LNG emits approximately 25% less CO 2 than conventional marine fuels in providing the same amount of propulsion power. The most popular LNG marine engine—low-pressure dual fuel (LPDF), medium-speed, four-stroke—is also the leakiest.

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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

Hyundai Motor signs MOU to commercialize hydrogen fuel-cell-propulsion systems for marine vessels

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Hyundai Motor Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Global Service, a South Korean manufacturer specializing in ship electric propulsion systems and a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and Korean Register (KR), South Korea’s only internationally recognized classification society, to develop and commercialize hydrogen fuel cell systems to propel marine vessels. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine Vehicle Manufacturers

Wärtsilä & PSA Marine complete initial sea trials for autonomous Intellitug

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Joint project between Wärtsilä and PSA Marine sees first commercial Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) trialled in Port of Singapore waters. The technology group Wärtsilä and PSA Marine have successfully completed initial sea trials for the “IntelliTug” project.

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

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Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and MarineKorea-based Doosan FuelCell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korea Offshore & Shipbuilding, a shipbuilding holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, for the joint development of solid oxide fuel cells for ships.

NuScale and Prodigy sign MoU for marine-deployed generating station powered by NuScale SMR

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NuScale Power and Prodigy Clean Energy , a Canadian company that designs and develops marine nuclear plants, announced a second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support business development opportunities for a marine-deployed nuclear generating station powered by the NuScale Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Prodigy specializes in integrating commercial SMRs into marine power plant systems for coastal power generation.

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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All American Marine launches new hybrid catamaran

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All American Marine recently launched the Waterman for Kitsap Transit. Featuring BAE’s HybriDrive system, the Waterman is the second hybrid electric vessel built by All American Marine, the first being the Enhydra , WorkBoat’s 2018 Boat of the year. The 70? USCG Subchapter T, hybrid-electric passenger vessel was designed by Glosten in Seattle, and will serve as a water taxi, transporting 150 passengers between Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Annapolis Washington.

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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.

Bureau Veritas grants type approval to Echandia marine LTO battery system

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Echandia, a Swedish innovation company in battery and fuel-cell systems, now has its marine battery system, based on LTO technology, type-approved by Bureau Veritas. Echandia is the only company in the world to have a certified LTO battery system for marine use in tugboats. Certification for marine battery use is the most difficult to achieve, which is why LTO technology can now be expected to make an impact in several areas. Batteries Electric (Battery) Ports and Marine

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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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, PSA Marine begin IntelliTug trials in Port of Singapore

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Following the installation of a first-of-its-kind Dynamic Positioning (DP) system onboard the harbor tug PSA Polaris , Wärtsilä, in collaboration with PSA Marine, is carrying out trials of the autonomous tug in the Port of Singapore under real-world conditions. The Wärtsilä and PSA Marine IntelliTug project is also supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. —Bernard Wong, Head of Fleet Management at PSA Marine. Autonomous driving Ports and Marine

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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. Honda also set out to address human impacts on marine environments, including water pollution and overfishing.

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. Compared with conventional propulsion systems using marine diesel as fuel, this is expected to reduce emissions by 99% for NO x and particulate matter and by more than 25% for carbon dioxide. Project partners are: thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH, Hamburg (Project Management). Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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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.

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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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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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Fujitsu verifies AI technology for predicting vessel collision risks in marine traffic control

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The trial in Japan marine traffic control was conducted from December 2019 to March 2020 at the Tokyo Wan Vessel Traffic Service Center, which offers navigation support services, under an outsourcing contract with the Japan Coast Guard. AI Ports and Marine Safety

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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.

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. Biomass Europe 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. Hybrids 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. These developments will be aimed at ensuring compliance with emission and greenhouse gas regulations in the marine and off-road transport segments by 2035. Emissions Engines Low Temperature Combustion Market Background Ports and Marine

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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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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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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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. —Egil Hystad, General Manager, Market Innovation at Wärtsilä Marine Business. Ammonia Emissions Fuels Ports and Marine

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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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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. We believe that the marine industry will be an important market for Gevo's isobutanol. Biobutanol Ports and Marine

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 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. Within the Liquid Wind facility, the CO 2 will then be combined with renewable hydrogen to form the carbon-neutral liquid fuel, eMethanol.

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. ABS is a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries. Conversions Fuels Ports and Marine

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The X Shore Electric Boat is the Tesla of the Sea (Video), BCI Marine Becomes the Official Canadian Distributor of X Shore

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BCI Marine Becomes the Official Canadian Distributor of X Shore, an Exceptionally Eco-friendly and Electric Boat BCI Marine has secured the first North American distribution deal with the Swedish company. BCI Marine, a Canadian distributor […].

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 importance of biodiesel is continuously increasing with biodiesel such as rapeseed accepted as an alternative fuel for use in engines.

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. —Knut Müller, Head of the Marine and Government Business at MTU. Engines Hybrids Ports and MarineAs of 2020, Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market.

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Volvo Penta Acquires Mority Stake in Marine Battery Systems Pioneer ZEM AS

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Volvo Penta is expanding its capabilities, experience, and range by becoming the majority shareholder of Norwegian marine battery and electric driveline solutions supplier ZEM AS. Batteries ELECTRIC BOATS Specific Technologies Marine Battery Systems Pioneer ZEM AS Volvo Penta

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. Starting in 2015, new diesel engines used in marine applications in the United States were required to meet Tier 4 emissions standards.

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Gulf MARINE fuel with isobutanol meets new biofuel recommendations from National Marine Manufacturers Association

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Gulf Racing Fuels announced that its Gulf MARINE biofuel with isobutanol ( earlier post ) is one of the first fuels on the market to comply with the recent biofuel recommendations issued last week by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). Gulf MARINE fuel is made with Gevo-supplied isobutanol at a 12.5% The new recommendations come after five years of extensive marine industry testing of fuel containing isobutanol.

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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

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

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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. In large segments of the marine industry a rapid transition has already started, with increased electrification and decreased use of fossil fuels as strong trends. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Ports and Marine

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Toyota, TRI-AD, and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance ally to develop advanced automated driving technology

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TRI-AD), and Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Specifically, Toyota and TRI-AD will recreate actual traffic accident conditions or dangerous conditions that contribute to accidents in their automated driving simulation environment based on data provided by Tokio Marine & Nichido. Tokio Marine & Nichido will seek to develop an advance claims system to enhance swift claims payment in the future, using data provided by automated driving vehicles.

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