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. GoodFuels supplied EPS with a residual-fuel equivalent Bio-Fuel Oil (BFO). The BFO is a replacement for low-sulfur fuel oil and/or heavy fuel oil.

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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. Due to the absence of sulfur, the Bio-Fuel Oil can also be used to replace distillate fuels.

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

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Second, LNG is, and has been, less expensive than MGO and is now in some regions cheaper than heavy fuel oil (HFO). LNG emits approximately 25% less CO 2 than conventional marine fuels in providing the same amount of propulsion power.

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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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Researchers find abundance of oil-eating bacteria in northeast Atlantic

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A team of scientists from Heriot-Watt University has found the waters in the Faroe-Shetland Channel (FSC) are teeming with oil-eating bacteria. The FSC is a deepwater sub-Arctic region where the oil and gas industry has been active for the last 40?years. In the event of an oil spill, our results suggest that the response of these organisms is severely hindered by the low temperatures and nutrient levels that are typical for the FSC. Market Background Oil Ports and Marine

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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.

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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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

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. The sulfur Directive sets a maximum sulfur limit of 0.1% (1000 ppm) for marine fuels in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel.

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Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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Volkswagen Group Logistics will be using certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes. The fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants and the food industry.

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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

Study suggests microbe produces methane from crude oil all by itself

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Crude oil and gas naturally escape from the seabed in many places known as seeps. Now a study led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, and the MARUM, Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences, provides environmental information, genomes and first images of a microbe that has the potential to transform long-chain hydrocarbons to methane. Microscopy shows that Methanoliparia cells attach to oil droplets.

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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%. An open access paper on the screening for oleaginous marine algae is published in Nature’s Scientific Reports. —lead author Dr. Stephen Slocombe, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

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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

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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 engines emit 95–98% lower sulfur oxides and 97–98% lower particulate matter than heavy-fuel oil 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 is designed for use with a range of high-sulfur fuels, including marine diesel oil (MDO) and heavy fuel oil (HFO), and enables the SCR aftertreatment system to deliver consistent emissions reduction performance by preventing ash and soot from blocking the catalyst.

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Oleophobic hydrophobic magnetic sponge selectively soaks up oil, sparing water and wildlife

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A Northwestern Engineering-led team has developed a highly porous smart sponge that selectively soaks up oil in water. With an ability to absorb more than 30 times its weight in oil, the sponge could be used to clean up oil spills inexpensively and efficiently without harming marine life.

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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. Specific energy consumption is a low 7300kj/kWh mechanical ISO including two engine-driven pumps; specific lubricating oil consumption is less than 0.4g/kWh. —Kjell Harloff, Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, Senior Vice President – Engines. Emissions Engines LNG Ports and Marine

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UK Government approves Statoil’s US$7B development of North Sea Mariner heavy oil field

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The UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) approved the field development plan put forward by Statoil and its co-venturers for the Mariner heavy oil field. Location of the Mariner field. Statoil expects to start production from Mariner in 2017, and the field is expected to produce for 30 years. The average production is estimated at around 55,000 barrels of oil per day over the plateau period from 2017 to 2020.

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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. UPM BioVerno is produced from wood-based tall oil. Crude tall oil is gained as a result of the separation process of fibrous material from wood; it is a residue of pulp manufacturing.

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IKEA, CMA CGM & GoodShipping successfully complete 2019 biofuel test program; HFO-equivalent bio-fuel oil

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Under the trial, sustainable Bio-Fuel Oil was used in a blend with conventional fossil-based marine fuels to power a vessel on a major oceangoing route. The Bio-Fuel Oil trialed by CMA CGM across both vessels was supplied by GoodFuels, and is the first HFO-equivalent biofuel.

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Jumbo and Goodfuels partner to test drop-in Bio-Fuel Oil on offshore decommissioning project

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Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, are partnering to test Goodfuels’ marine Bio-Fuel Oil on an offshore decommissioning project. Bio-Fuel Oil has already undergone three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers. ORNL report: “ Understanding the Opportunities of Biofuels for Marine Shipping ” ORNL/TM-2018/1080.

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Irving Oil and TransCanada to form JV to develop new Saint John Marine Terminal for Energy East pipeline

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Following TransCanada’s announcement to proceed with the development of the Energy East Pipeline that will transport western Canadian oil sands crude oil to Montreal, Québec City and Saint John ( earlier post ), Irving Oil and TransCanada announced they will form a joint venture to develop and construct the new Canaport Energy East Marine Terminal at Irving Canaport in Saint John. —Paul Browning, President and CEO, Irving Oil.

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

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, has developed a new piston ring for two-stroke diesel engines that reduces oil consumption and marine pollution by allowing the quantity of lubricant used to be greatly reduced. The patented surface topography of the new eWAVE rings has been designed to distribute oil more evenly around the cylinder bores, enabling less oil to provide greater protection.

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Statoil greenlights $7B Mariner heavy-oil project in UK North Sea

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Statoil has made the investment decision to develop the Mariner heavy oil field development in the UK North Sea. The Mariner Field is located on the East Shetland Platform of the UK North Sea approximately 150 km east of the Shetland Isles. We are satisfied that we now are able to make an investment decision for a profitable development of the Mariner field. The heavy oil project will require pioneering technology in order to be developed.

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Mærsk Group exploring use of lignin-based marine biofuels; CyclOx and B21st

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Mærsk Group is currently involved in two projects focused on realizing the marine fuel potential of one of the world’s most abundant and sustainable biomass resources: lignin. Lignin already has a variety of industrial uses because of its chemical characteristics, energy content and its abundance; yet its potential as a marine diesel fuel is a relatively uncharted area, says Peter Normark Sørensen, with Mærsk Oil Trading, the Mærsk Group’s oil buying arm.

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Neste Oil’s 100% renewable diesel to be tested for the first time in marine use

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Neste Oil, the Port of Rotterdam, and the Rotterdam Climate Initiative have launched a trial in which a Port Authority patrol boat will run for an extended period on Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel. This will be the first time that NExBTL renewable diesel has been used in a marine environment. The new trial launched by the Port of Rotterdam marks a new and positive step forward for Neste Oil. —Kaisa Hietala, Neste Oil’s Vice President, Marketing.

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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. Our mission, as an integrated oil company, is to offer global and compliant solutions to our customers to meet the 2020 Global Cap requirements recently set by the International Maritime Organization. —Olivier Jouny, Total Marine Fuels Managing Director.

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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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VTT and partners to assess bio- and waste-based oils suitable for power plants and ships; BioFlex project

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In a three-year Business Finland BioFlex project, VTT—the Finnish state-owned research agency—and partners are exploring how suitable fuel oils made from biomass and waste plastics are for power plants and ship diesel engines. We compare different methods of industrially producing fuel oils from, for example, waste plastics or biomass, such as harvest residues from forestry and agriculture. Biomass Diesel Engines Heavy-duty Ports and Marine Power Generation

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BTG and GoodFuels exploring options for joint investment to convert pyrolysis oil to low-carbon fuel for ships

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Biomass technology group BTG plans to set up a new high-tech technology company that can convert crude pyrolysis oil into diesel fuel suitable for the shipping sector. It will be the first refinery in the world for an advanced marine biofuel based on pyrolysis oil. In the first phase, BTG-neXt will focus on building a pilot refinery for converting pyrolysis oil into 100% sustainable marine biodiesel for ships, in order to demonstrate that continuous production is feasible.

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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. The M 46 DF, Caterpillar’s first marine dual fuel solution, will power a newbuild ordered by Germany’s AIDA cruises. Three 12 M 43 C marine engines will also power the cruise liner. Although designed for unlimited operation on LNG, marine diesel oil and heavy fuel oil, the M 46 DF will reach industry-leading efficiency in gas mode.

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

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The company, a 2013 spin-out from the University, is now working with Ricardo to characterize the use of this recycled, low-sulfur fuel as a substitute for fossil based heavy fuel oil (HFO) and diesel in applications such as power generation and marine propulsion. Ricardo will work with Recycling Technologies to assess the relative performance of Plaxx, HFO and diesel when used in an engine of the type and scale typical of power generation or marine propulsion applications.

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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

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First order for next-generation Mitsubishi Heavy Eco Marine Diesel

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The first order for a UEC50LSH-Eco low-speed marine diesel engine being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., The UEC50LSH-Eco is the first in a new series of low-speed marine diesel engines that MHI-MME is developing to follow its LSE series. MHI-MME) was placed with Kobe Diesel Co., Ltd., a licensee of Mitsubishi UE engine technology located in Hyogo, Japan.

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Biorefinery for sustainable marine fuel to be built in Denmark

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The Port of Frederikshavn, Steeper Energy and Aalborg University are partnering to establish a biomass biorefinery in Denmark to produce a sustainable drop-in sulfur-free marine fuel that will serve more than 100,000 vessels passing through the port annually. The plant will use Steeper Energy’s hydrothermal liquefaction process (HydroFaction) to produce an oil that can be used directly as marine propulsion fuel (or upgraded further to produce drop-in diesel or jet fuel).

IMO sub-committee moving forward on prohibiting carriage of high-sulfur fuel oil

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) has agreed to move forward with a prohibition on the carriage of high-sulfur fuel oil for use on board ships, when that fuel oil is not compliant with a new low-sulfur limit which comes into force from 2020. For a ship without an approved equivalent arrangement the sulfur content of any fuel oil carried for use on board shall not exceed 0.50%.

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Liquid Robotics and Schlumberger form joint venture for wave-powered autonomous marine vehicles for oil and gas industry

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and Schlumberger have created Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas , a joint venture to develop services for the oil and gas industry using Wave Gliders, the first wave-powered, autonomous marine vehicles. The joint venture will be the exclusive distributor of Wave Glider products and services to oil and gas customers worldwide. Liquid Robotics, Inc.

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Study: marine cyanobacteria produce 100s of millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons annually

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An international team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, has estimated that photosynthetic marine cyanobacteria annually produce hundreds of millions of tonnes of hydrocarbons in the oceans. Hydrocarbons are ubiquitous in the oceans, even in areas with minimal crude oil pollution, but what hadn’t been recognized until now is the likely quantity produced continually by living oceanic organisms.

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National Academies’ Gulf Research Program awards $10.8M to address systemic risk in offshore oil and gas operations

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million to six new projects to develop new technologies, processes, or procedures that could result in improved understanding and management of systemic risk in offshore oil and gas operations. The greatest risk in offshore oil and gas operations is the uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons and the threats such events pose to human health and safety, the environment, and infrastructure—as evidenced by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Natural Gas Oil Ports and Marine Safety

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GAC Bunker Fuels partners with REV LNG and REV LNG Marine to bring reliable LNG bunkering services to North America

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GAC Bunker Fuels (GBFL), the GAC Group’s bunker trading and brokerage arm, has entered a strategic partnership with REV LNG and REV LNG Marine to deliver LNG bunkering services to ship owners and operators trading in North America. The alliance with the leading full-service LNG supplier and its marine arm REV LNG Marine offers a complete LNG supply chain solution in North American ports, in response to growing demand for LNG as a marine fuel.

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Eco Marine Power unveils Aquarius eco ship concept

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Japan-based Eco Marine Power Co. EMP) unveiled a concept ship design incorporating its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) System. This concept design is called the Aquarius Eco Ship and is part of Eco Marine Power’s ongoing development efforts aimed at moving shipping towards a more sustainable future. Applications for the system include bulk carriers, oil tankers, survey ships, passenger ferries and even unmanned surface vessels.

IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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Oil production growth from the United States, Brazil, Canada and Norway can keep the world well supplied, more than meeting global oil demand growth through 2020, but more investment will be needed to boost output after that, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual report on oil markets. The United States is set to put its stamp on global oil markets for the next five years. Global oil production capacity is forecast to grow by 6.4

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