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Energy transition in shipping: First BioLNG production project at a French port

EveRé, operator of the multi-process household waste treatment plant commissioned by Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, Elengy, a subsidiary of Engie, operating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals at Fos-sur-Mer and TotalEnergies, a global multi-energy company that produces and supplies energy, have joined forces to study the feasibility of creating France’s first production unit for liquefied biomethane (BioLNG), a low-carbon alternative fuel dedicated to energy transition in the shipping industry. Produced by converting the biodegradable part of household waste from the Marseille Provence ...

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Methanol – a bright future as a marine fuel

Drewry believes methanol can play a major role in meeting the IMO’s emissions reduction targets for the maritime sector for 2030 and zero-emission targets for 2050. By 2023, the goal for the sector is to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) through fuel-efficiency, slow-steaming and using LNG as fuel, among others. However, to meet the medium-term (between 2025 and 2040) goal of a heavy cut in emissions of GHG and particulate matter (PM), we expect methanol to play a key role as marine fuel, even though it is not ...

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Understanding energy density of future fuels could be key to clearer decarbonisation decision-making

Industry coalition SEA-LNG believes that greater understanding around the comparative pricing, vessel performance and procurement of marine fuels is required to avoid costly mistakes as companies plan their decarbonisation pathway. The statement comes as the coalition examined the individual capabilities and requirements of low emissions ‘future fuels’, including the impact that fuels’ energy density has on newbuild and retrofit investment decisions, on the size and cost of fuel storage systems, on available cargo and passenger space, vessel design, deadweight tonnage and on fuel purchasing for operators and owners. The energy ...

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Where’s my crude oil?

In BP Oil International Limited v. (1) Vega Petroleum Limited & (2) Dover Investments Limited [2021] EWHC 1364 (Comm), the Court held that what was stated expressly and clearly to be an FOB sale contract for crude oil was just such a contract and that the Buyer was entitled to its money back when it did not receive the contractual goods. In doing so, it rejected the Seller’s arguments that the payments made were unconditional and that the Buyer did not have to be reimbursed. BP Oil International Ltd entered ...

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Decarbonisation is shipping’s biggest challenge – ever!

Decarbonisation is the biggest challenge the shipping industry faces now and possibly will ever face, according to Charles ‘Bud’ Darr, Executive VP Maritime Policy and Government Affairs for ship operator MSC Group. Delivering the latest in the London Talks series of video presentations, Bud Darr explored the range of challenges surrounding shipping’s decarbonisation goals and advised that stakeholders need to work together in strategic partnerships. He stated: “What is the single biggest challenge that we’re facing? It is decarbonisation. This is not only the biggest regulatory challenge, and the biggest ...

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Organizations and Port Authorities Call on Congress to Make Major Investments in Decarbonizing Shipping and Ports as Part of any Infrastructure Deal

Ocean Conservancy and Pacific Environment are part of 15 port authorities, industry groups and environmental organizations that signed a letter calling on Congress to include at least $20 billion in any infrastructure deal to support the decarbonization of the shipping industry. The organizations point out that the global shipping industry is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and is responsible for roughly 3% of global carbon dioxide emissions, which is more than all coal plants in the U.S. combined. The U.S. has an important role to play in transitioning ...

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Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and Østensjø Group join forces and tread a novel path towards safe zero-emission shipping

Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies GmbH and Johannes Østensjø dy AS have founded the joint venture company Hydrogenious LOHC Maritime AS. The aim is to develop and market emission-free propulsion systems for the global shipping market based on liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC). The company is aiming to have a megawatt scale commercial product ready by 2025. By binding the hydrogen to the LOHC, this will be a particularly safe and low-cost technology. Enova, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, announced today to support the joint venture’s initial project ...

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First steps for emission reduction project in Asia

IMO and the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) have launched the preparatory phase for the Blue Solutions Project with a dedicated regional kick-off meeting held on 28 June. The preparatory project, which is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany, aims to help East and Southeast Asian countries identify opportunities to prevent and reduce maritime transport emissions in line with their national, regional and international commitments. These will then be integrated into a full-fledged technical assistance project that will focus on demonstration ...

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Zero Emissions Shipping Organization ZESTAs Holding Inaugural Three-Day “SHIP ZERO – Charging to ‘True Zero’” During COP26 Glasgow

The Zero Emission Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) has announced an in-person, three-day, workshop – “SHIP ZERO – Charging to ‘True Zero’” – an opportunity for the international shipping sector to chart a course to true zero emissions for trans-oceanic shipping from November 1-3, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The workshop runs in parallel to COP26 being held from November 1-12, 2021, also in Glasgow. This unprecedented three-day event brings together global thought leaders and top decision makers to brainstorm disruptive solutions with industry peers. Experts will inform on game-changing zero emissions ...

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ZeroNorth kickstarts working group and research to create industry standard for measuring fuel consumption model accuracy, supporting vessel performance optimisation

Maritime technology company ZeroNorth announced yesterday the recent creation of a new multilateral working group aimed at forging a new industry-wide standard to measure the accuracy of vessel fuel consumption models. The working group, which was formed earlier in 2021 and has already met four times, will take advantage of new digital technologies to unlock even more precise fuel consumption predictions, delivering real knowledge and insight, and further enhancing vessel optimisation. Following the most recent meeting, a draft ‘Tier 1’ benchmark is now ready to be tested in the market ...

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Windship Technology and Calix Limited execute joint development agreement targeting zero-emissions shipping

Windship Technology, Britain’s leading True Zero Emission company for the shipping industry, announced yesterday an exclusive joint development relationship with Australian company Calix Limited to develop and incorporate Calix’s onboard carbon capture system RECAST into its whole-ship solution. The combined technologies have the potential to achieve the goal of zero emission shipping at the lowest cost, aligning full-square with the United Nations’ sustainability goals and agenda. Windship Technology is at the forefront of delivering a whole-ship solution capitalising on its class-leading, triple rig wing-sail system, proven to be the most ...

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Silverstream completes first ever ore carrier air lubrication installation on Vale newbuild Sea Victoria

Clean technology company Silverstream Technologies announced yesterday that it has recently completed the installation of its market-leading air lubrication technology, the Silverstream® System, on the Vale-chartered newbuild ore carrier Sea Victoria. The installation is the first time that any air lubrication technology has been deployed on a very large ore carrier (VLOC). Coming in at 324,300-dwt, Sea Victoria is the latest Guibamax newbuild dry cargo ship constructed by Vale. Silverstream’s technology creates a rigid carpet of microbubbles that reduces friction between the hull and the water, cutting fuel burn and ...

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Time is running out – global emissions rules for shipping need to be reached now

The 2020s must be the decade of action if we are to solve the shipping industry’s share of the global climate challenge before we reach a critical tipping point. Transport and logistics account for a considerable part of GHG emissions globally, with shipping alone accounting for 2-3%. We, the corporate leaders, must make decisions with long-term perspectives and accelerate the transition now. At the same time, the global community and international regulatory authorities need to move faster on the climate agenda than has been the case so far. At its ...

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Industry first: DNV and industry consortium publish “Handbook for Hydrogen-fuelled Vessels”

A consortium of 26 leading companies and associations, led by DNV, has launched the “Handbook for Hydrogen-fuelled Vessels” to address the uncertainties surrounding hydrogen as ship fuel. The MarHySafe joint development project (JDP) aims to create a knowledge base for safe hydrogen operations in shipping. Green hydrogen could play a crucial role in the maritime industry’s journey towards decarbonization. Many in shipping recognize hydrogen’s potential as a fuel, but the barriers to realizing this potential are substantial. Led by DNV, a consortium of 26 partners and observers have come together ...

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NYK Conducts Trial Use of Biofuel to Advance Decarbonization

In June, NYK bulk carrier Frontier Jacaranda conducted a trial use of biofuel made from waste cooking oil collected and refined in Singapore. The test run was performed in cooperation with Anglo American, a global mining company, and Toyota Tsusho, a biofuel supplier, on a route to the Saldanha Bay, South Africa. This is the second test run performed, following one conducted by NYK bulk carrier Frontier Sky in Rotterdam port in 2019. Biofuel is a fuel that is derived from renewable sources — in this case, waste oils such ...

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