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Ships employing alternative fuels in line with IMO commitments to cut emissions dominated the awards at this year’s Nor-Shipping.

A project to evaluate methanol as a marine fuel is starting in Singapore, driven by Methanol Institute and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore.

As the quest for alternative power in shipping continues Maersk Tankers has gone back to the future installing two Norsepower rotor sails on a product tanker.

Waterfront Shipping Co (WFS) has partnered with four other shipowners to order four 49,000 dwt vessels from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) which can run on Methanol.

In another potential alternative fuel MAN Diesel & Turbo is to cooperate with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) on the development of a LPG dual-fuel engine.

When it comes to alternative fuel for ships LNG and batteries have received the most public attention, but GoodFuels is pushing another alternative – biofuels – which it believes will become a significant part of the fuel mix for shipping in the future.

Stena Line is converting 240m-long ferry Stena Germanica to run on methanol at a cost of EUR22m ($27.5m), the first such conversion to be undertaken.

 

The Glycerine Fuel for Engines and Marine Sustainability (GLEAMS) project has concluded that bio-diesel by-product glycerine is a viable alternative ship fuel.

Lloyd’s Register has conducted a study in conjunction with University College London to establish shipping’s fuel mix by 2030.

DNV GL has released a position paper on alternative fuels for shipping looking at the possible future fuel mix for maritime transport.