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MARIN EXPANDS WIND ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

MARIN EXPANDS WIND ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

BlueRoute, an application developed by Dutch research agency Marin, has been expanded following the first results of the WiSP2 project, which aims to identify the amount of fuel savings shipowners can achieve using wind assistance. Project manager of WiSP2 Patrick...

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SEA-LNG DEBUNKS ANOTHER STUDY

SEA-LNG DEBUNKS ANOTHER STUDY

According to LNG industry collective Sea-LNG, the recent study from UCL, 'Exploring methods for understanding stranded value: case study on LNG capable ships', is a flawed academic exercise, detached from reality. Sea-LNG's view is that, in setting out a framework for...

JOINT INNOVATION PROJECT LAUNCHED IN SINGAPORE

JOINT INNOVATION PROJECT LAUNCHED IN SINGAPORE

Maritime digitalisation company Voyager Worldwide is partnering with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to promote joint innovations that support voyage optimisation, decarbonisation and just-in-time port arrivals with a signed Memorandum of...

CORVUS LEADS RESEARCH INTO COMBINING FUEL CELLS AND BATTERIES

CORVUS LEADS RESEARCH INTO COMBINING FUEL CELLS AND BATTERIES

Corvus Energy has been selected to lead a project funded by the Research Council of Norway, joining forces with research institute Norce and other partners for the project which has been awarded NOK 13.9m in funding. The industrial project, titled Optimised Hydrogen...

ALFA LAVAL GAINS APPROVAL FOR AMMONIA FUEL TESTING

ALFA LAVAL GAINS APPROVAL FOR AMMONIA FUEL TESTING

Authorities have granted approval for testing with ammonia at the Alfa Laval Test and Training Centre, which will enable the centre, once installation of the testing setup is completed by the end of 2022, to work with all fuels in consideration as the marine industry...

LIGHT AND WATER COULD PRODUCE CLEAN MARINE FUELS

LIGHT AND WATER COULD PRODUCE CLEAN MARINE FUELS

Researchers from Cambridge University have developed floating ‘artificial leaves’ that can generate clean fuels from sunlight and water, and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea. The ultra-thin, flexible devices take their inspiration from photosynthesis –...

JAPANESE COMPANIES RESEARCH AMMONIA FUEL BARGE

JAPANESE COMPANIES RESEARCH AMMONIA FUEL BARGE

NYK Line, Nihon Shipyard (NSY), ClassNK, and IHI Corporation have signed a joint research and development agreement for the commercialisation of an ammonia floating storage and regasification barge (A-FSRB). Specifically, the parties will work on the R&D of the...

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ABS TO RE-EXAMINE NUCLEAR POWER FOR GREEN SHIPPING

ABS TO RE-EXAMINE NUCLEAR POWER FOR GREEN SHIPPING

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded ABS a contract to research barriers to the adoption of advanced nuclear propulsion on commercial vessels, as part of a US$ 800,000 research project – awarded by the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy in 2021 and formally...

JAPANESE PROJECT APPLIES AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY TO WIND ASSISTANCE

JAPANESE PROJECT APPLIES AIRCRAFT TECHNOLOGY TO WIND ASSISTANCE

Four Japanese organisations, Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), MOL Tech-Trade, (MOLTT), Tokai University and Akishima Laboratories Mitsui Zosen have announced an agreement to start a joint study related to wind powered propulsion of vessels by application of aerospace...

DAMEN FCS TO HELP ROYAL NAVY PLAN FOR FUTURE SHIPS

DAMEN FCS TO HELP ROYAL NAVY PLAN FOR FUTURE SHIPS

The UK Royal Navy ‘NavyX’ innovation team has taken delivery of a modified Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 4008, named 'XV Patrick Blackett' after a distinguished naval officer and scientist. The high speed vessel, the first Damen ship to be delivered to the UK Navy,...

KOREAN METHANOL FUEL PROJECT GETS UNDER WAY

KOREAN METHANOL FUEL PROJECT GETS UNDER WAY

Daehan Shipbuilding, Mokpo National Maritime University, USA Classification Co and Sunbo Industry have signed an industry-university cooperation exchange agreement for the joint development of methanol fuel-powered ship technology Methanol fuel-powered ships are seen...

NORWAY TO FUND FUTURE HIGH-SPEED VESSEL PROJECT

NORWAY TO FUND FUTURE HIGH-SPEED VESSEL PROJECT

Teco 2030 of Norway is leading a consortium with partners Umoe Mandal and Blom Maritime to develop a hydrogen powered zero-emission high-speed vessel, with up to NOK 5m in funding support. The vessel will combine Teco 2030 fuel cells and energy-efficient catamaran...

UK RESEARCH INTO AMMONIA AS MARITIME FUEL

UK RESEARCH INTO AMMONIA AS MARITIME FUEL

A group of academic and industrial partners has been awarded a £5.5m grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to accelerate understanding, technologies and policies relating to the use of ammonia as a sustainable fuel, in a five-year...

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