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Albatross Marine Hydrogen Focuses On Helping The Marine Shipping Industry Achieve Net Zero Emissions

Leading sustainable design company Albatross Designs Group announces the launch of Albatross Marine Hydrogen, an entity dedicated to making the world’s maritime shipping industry achieve net zero emissions through the use of green hydrogen as a primary fuel source. Albatross Marine Hydrogen’s work includes developing its own shipping platform, port infrastructure, supply networks and management infrastructure. “Through our AlbatrossESG business, we’ve been fortunate to work with many companies to help them ‘green’ their supply chains in quite innovative ways. This activity has led to uncovering synergies across the board. Our ...

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World’s First Dual-Fuel LNG Battery Hybrid PCTC Delivered

On November 26, United European Car Carriers (UECC), which is equally owned by NYK and Wallenius Lines, took delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid pure car and truck carrier (PCTC). The vessel was built by Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. in China and will be named “Auto Advance.” The ship will be used to transport finished vehicles within Europe. The vessel is equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can use LNG or heavy fuel oil. This is the third such vessel for UECC after Auto Eco and ...

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NYK Delivers New LNG Carrier LNG Endurance to TotalEnergies

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier LNG Endurance, commercially managed by France LNG Shipping (a French ship-owning company jointly owned by NYK and Geogas LNG*) and under a long-term charter contract with TotalEnergies Gas & Power Ltd,** was delivered on December 1. The vessel was built in Korea at SAMSUNG HEAVY INDUSTRIES Co., Ltd., Geoje, Korea. LNG Endurance is a sister-ship of the LNG Enterprise and LNG Endeavour, which were completed in October this year, and will be engaged in LNG transportation. The LNG carrier is equipped with a WinGD ...

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The world’s first full scale hydrogen based propulsion system launched by Kongsberg

KONGSBERG has celebrated a world first by testing and verifying a full-scale, full-size, zero-emissions drivetrain powered by hydrogen fuel cells designed for ships and ferries. The project demonstrates that the technology is now mature for using hydrogen (H2) as an energy carrier. “With a verified and tested hydrogen-based propulsion system, we take the next step in zero-emission solutions at sea. This project is another example of our world-leading Norwegian maritime cluster succeeding when we face the most demanding technological challenges”, says Geir Håøy, President of KONGSBERG. The program is the ...

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ABS, NYK, MTI and WinGD Team-Up to Verify Design with Modeling and Simulation

ABS, NYK, the Monohakobi Technology Institute Co., Ltd. (MTI) and WinGD have launched a modeling and simulation project to evaluate the impact of new technologies on a Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) design. The joint development project (JDP) will build a richly detailed digital model of the vessel’s hybrid propulsion and electrical generation and distribution system to allow high fidelity simulation of the potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and optimization of the vessel’s propulsion and electrical plant. Understanding of the vessel’s real-world sea-keeping performance will be developed through ...

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NYK Begins Research on Battery-Hybrid System to Reduce GHG from Ships

NYK and NYK Group company MTI Co., Ltd. (“MTI”), together with the American Bureau of Shipping (“ABS”) and Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (“WinGD”), have started joint research for optimization of ship design by utilizing a battery-hybrid system to aid ship propulsion and thus reduce GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions from vessels. A vessel’s main-engine revolutions may increase significantly when a vessel tries to maintain its sailing speed during strong waves and winds. This phenomenon is called “load fluctuation.” The shaft generator may also increase the burden on the main engine. ...

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Royston Leads Ferry Decarbonisation Project With Energy Management Expertise

Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston has secured Government funding for a collaborative project to examine the potential of new technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of river ferry services. The move will see the UK-based firm working in local partnership with Newcastle University and ferry operator Nexus to look at ways to decarbonise the operations of the cross-Tyne Shields Ferry service, which transports 500,000 passengers annually across the River Tyne between North Shields and South Shields. Specifically, the CLEANFERRY project aims to quantify the carbon footprint of the ferries’ ...

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“K” LINE Conducts Trial Use of Marine Biofuel for Decarbonization on Car Carrier

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) is pleased to announce that we have conducted a trial use of marine biofuel which was supplied by global integrated energy company bp on car carrier “POLARIS HIGHWAY”. “K” LINE signed a deal for marine biofuel supply with bp. The marine biofuel was delivered to the vessel at the Dutch port of Flushing on Nov 6th, 2021. After leaving Europe Emission Control Area, the vessel conducted the trial use of the marine biofuel. Marine biofuel (Note 1) has the potential to become an environmentally ...

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Oceanbird wind propulsion technology accelerates its way to market with JV company

On 22 November, Alfa Laval and Wallenius finalized the 50/50 joint venture that will take Oceanbird wind power solutions from cutting-edge marine concept to commercial reality. With Niclas Dahl as Managing Director, the partnership will make good on the promise of sustainable wind-assisted and wind propulsion. Driving decarbonization with wind Through the joint venture, formally named AlfaWall Oceanbird, the two companies will intensify the development of Oceanbird wind power technology. Conceived by Wallenius, this innovative system for vessel propulsion uses wing sails that have more in common with modern planes ...

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IMO moves ahead on GHG emissions, Black Carbon and marine litter

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in view of the urgency for all sectors to accelerate their efforts to reduce GHG emissions – as emphasized in the recent IPCC reports and the Glasgow Climate Pact – recognized the need to strengthen the ambition of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy during its revision process. The MEPC has agreed to initiate the revision of its GHG strategy. IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), meeting virtually for its 77th session, 22-26 November 2021, also adopted a resolution on voluntary use of cleaner fuels in ...

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SH2IPDRIVE Wins Millions from Mobility R&D fund in the Netherlands to Invest in Shipping Powered by Hydrogen

SH2IPDRIVE, (Sustainable Hydrogen Integrated Propulsion Drives) a Dutch project consortium focused on maritime hydrogen applications, today announces the receipt of a subsidy of 24.2 million EUR from the R&D Mobility Fund in the Netherlands. SH2IPDRIVE consists of a diverse group of 25 companies and knowledge institutions from across the maritime sector working together on a broad and ambitious innovation project to accelerate the introduction of hydrogen as a marine fuel. Developing the application of hydrogen is one of the pillars of the Dutch Maritime Master Plan, of which this consortium ...

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ABB to become technology partner for world’s first methanol-hydrogen fuel cell towboat

ABB Marine & Ports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maritime Partners LLC (MP), Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and e1 Marine to develop a hydrogen-powered inland towboat for operation in the U.S. The 27-meter towboat, Hydrogen One, designed to push barges along inland waterways, is intended for deployment on the vast 14,500-mile waterway network that extends from the Port of New Orleans, operating along the Mississippi River and its many tributaries. Hydrogen One will be able to travel with a load for about four days at the ...

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DNV Green Lights Zero Emission Bulk Cargo Shipping Solution

AFC Energy, a leading provider of hydrogen power generation technologies, is pleased to announce a milestone achievement set to unlock adoption of Ammonia and high energy dense alkaline fuel cell technology in the multi-billion-dollar effort to decarbonise global maritime. International certification agency, DNV, has now awarded “Approval in Principle” (or “AiP”) status for the ZeroCoaster ammonia fuelled cargo ship, confirming an independent assessment that the ship’s design is feasible and there are no obstacles to the design being commercially realised. AFC Energy believes this is the first time an alkaline ...

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Panama Canal Caps Month of Sustainability Advocacy with Preview of Upcoming Decarbonization Measures and Next Steps on Water Solution

Five years ago, the Panama Canal’s contributions to the reduction of emissions from the international shipping industry were presented during the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 70th Marine Environment Protection Committee session (MEPC 70). Fast forward to this month, the waterway’s efforts have expanded tenfold to respond to the urgency of climate change. This month, the Panama Canal is building on this further, from advocating for shipping decarbonization at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to unveiling a new greenhouse gas emissions classification system aimed at strengthening the waterway’s position as ...

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SWITCH Maritime Completes First-Ever Hydrogen Fueling of Maritime Vessel in US

SWITCH Maritime is pleased to announce the world’s first hydrogen fueling of a commercial marine vessel was successfully completed on November 18th at All American Marine shipyard, and the vessel is now beginning its final sea trials before delivery. The event is monumental step towards decarbonization of the worldwide shipping industry and showcases the United States’ energy transition away from fossil fuels. The new 75-passenger ferry, called the Sea Change, received hydrogen into its 242 kg tanks on the upper deck. It uses that hydrogen in fuel cells producing electricity ...

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