Tag: marine

Report shows biofuels key to zero emissions by 2030 for marine sector

Report shows biofuels key to zero emissions by 2030 for marine sector

October 15, 2018 |

In the UK, a recent report by Lloyd’s Register and UMAS, ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’, aimed to assess the viability of these low/zero-emission fuels and technologies through the economic lens (i.e. profitability). The report looks at five ship types and several ship sizes, in three different scenarios. It shows that costs at the ‘ship level’ […]

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New ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’ study shows opportunity for biofuels

New ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’ study shows opportunity for biofuels

December 12, 2017 |

In the UK, Lloyd’s Register and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) have released ‘Zero Emission Vessels 2030’, a new study that aims to demonstrate the viability of zero emission vessels (ZEVs) – identifying what needs to be in place to make them a competitive solution for decarbonization. Although none of the ZEVs are estimated to […]

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As ships risk “Unseaworthy” rating, warns IMO, bioenergy is a key to saving them

As ships risk “Unseaworthy” rating, warns IMO, bioenergy is a key to saving them

December 11, 2017 |

By Ron Cascone, Principal, Nexant, Inc. Special to The Digest Reuters reported on November 16, 2017 an International Maritime Organization (IMO) declaration that ships not meeting stack sulfur emission limits through reductions in the sulfur content of their fuel or by installing scrubbers risk being declared “unseaworthy”. Ship owners and refiners are in a quandary […]

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Poll: No Boater Confusion at the Pump

Poll: No Boater Confusion at the Pump

May 21, 2017 |

In Washington, CK Motorsports and Growth Energy released a new survey, which found 94 percent of boaters “find it easy to pick the right fuel” and are confident in their selection. Labeling is mandated under federal law, as some small equipment and marine engines should only be fueled with E10. Ninety-seven percent of the nation’s […]

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From off-take to take-off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US renewable jet fuels program

From off-take to take-off: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the US renewable jet fuels program

February 20, 2017 |

In June 2011, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Energy, and Navy signed MOU to commit $510M (up to $170M from each agency) to produce hydrocarbon jet and diesel biofuels in the near-term. This initiative sought to achieve multiple, commercial scale integrated biorefineries, cost-competitive biofuel with conventional petroleum (w/o subsidies), domestically produced fuels from non-food feedstocks, and […]

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Ocean Going Vessels Going Green

Ocean Going Vessels Going Green

November 22, 2016 |

By Lorenz Bauer, Ph. D., Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc. Special to The Digest Currently over 866 million tons per year of CO2, or 2.4% of the world’s total, come from maritime sources.   A report to the European Parliament predicts that maritime emission will account for up to 17% of total global greenhouse gas produced by […]

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Coast Guard, Cummins partner to study biodiesel in marine inboard engines

Coast Guard, Cummins partner to study biodiesel in marine inboard engines

December 20, 2011 |

In Washington, the Coast Guard announced its intent to enter into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Cummins, Inc., to identify and investigate the advantages, disadvantages, required technology enhancements, performance, costs, and other issues associated with using biodiesel fuel blends in marine inboard engines, with the overarching goal of reducing their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) […]

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