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Home » News » Alternative Fuels & Propulsion - Q2 2016


Alternative Fuels & Propulsion - Q2 2016

Coast Guard issues recommendations about LNG bunker usage
29 Jun 2016 09:36 GMT
United States Coast Guard (USCG) publishes its own recommendations on how to safely handle and use LNG fuels.

Eight dual-fuel ships ordered
28 Jun 2016 10:21 GMT
Vessels to run on LNG, but will also be able to burn distillates and intermediate fuel oil (IFO).

Canada's GRFA calls for increased use of biofuels in the transportation sector
23 Jun 2016 17:39 GMT
GRFA president says low-carbon alternatives are a cost-effective and immediately available option.

ABB to power world's largest electric ferries and first automated shore-side charging station
23 Jun 2016 16:48 GMT
Two ferries to operate completely on battery power whilst operating between Sweden and Denmark.

Spanish fishing fleet eyed as market for marine LNG
23 Jun 2016 14:07 GMT
Reganosa plans LNG bunkering ship for ship-to-ship refuelling and smaller jetty for LNG refuelling.

Natural gas to play an increasingly important role, says Shell LNG manager
22 Jun 2016 19:07 GMT
Lauran Wetemans says having the right regulatory framework and a solid infrastructure will be key to encouraging growth.

LNG fuel system checklist released
22 Jun 2016 18:34 GMT
Checklist is intended to be used for both initial and annual inspections as well as periodic safety test procedures of LNG fuel systems.

Can Shell replace Exxon as top oil major?
22 Jun 2016 17:44 GMT
CEO wants to return the company to the top, and he's banking on the recent purchase of BG and other deals to help him.

'Hummel' LNG barge project highlights need for clearer regulations
21 Jun 2016 08:25 GMT
Shipowners' association director calls for clarity as project is plagued by issues related to regulations and restrictions.

Results from research vessel running on biofuel for a year
20 Jun 2016 07:53 GMT
NOx emissions from biofuel were 13% lower than diesel, but particle emissions were 35% higher for biofuel when running at higher speeds.

Gazprom strengthens its position in the LNG sector
20 Jun 2016 00:08 GMT
Chairman Alexey Miller met with Fluxys and Gasunie last week to discuss bunker-related projects.

Dual-fuel engine orders announced
16 Jun 2016 11:56 GMT
ME-GI engine to be installed on Maran vessels scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2019.

Battery-powered ferries to begin operating in 2018
16 Jun 2016 07:40 GMT
Full electric operation of two ferries are planned for Norway's west coast in 18 months' time.

Cavotec wins order for combined mooring and electric charging system
15 Jun 2016 15:04 GMT
System to be used to charge a hybrid passenger vessel operated by FinFerries.

Stena expects the future to be a 'fuel mosaic'
15 Jun 2016 10:37 GMT
Group's fleet is likely to be mainly powered by HFO cleaned by scrubbers, but with other fuels playing a growing role, says technical director.

India's Ministry of Shipping wants LNG barges on inland waterways by Dec 2018
15 Jun 2016 08:25 GMT
Plan to introduce LNG-fuelled barges is being undertaken by the Indian government and Petronet LNG.

Neste 'higher viscosity' 0.1% fuel set to be launched in 2017
14 Jun 2016 12:13 GMT
Finnish supplier says its 'RMG-type product' will have a higher viscosity than products currently available.

HFO will still be the most sold fuel in 2030, says LR
14 Jun 2016 10:13 GMT
LNG is predicted to account for up to 11 percent of deep sea shipping fuel.

Concept design for LNG bunkering vessel released
13 Jun 2016 17:36 GMT
Vessel is designed to operate in sheltered waters, alongside in port or as a feeder between larger LNG terminals and smaller satellite storage facilities.

Seawater carbon capture process receives U.S. patent
09 Jun 2016 08:38 GMT
U.S. scientists are working on the extraction of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and the production of synthetic fuels.

Plan to develop LNG bunkering facility in Yokohama
08 Jun 2016 11:28 GMT
Project participants to examine the feasibility of developing LNG bunker stations in Japan, with Yokohama to be used as a model case.

DNV GL to class gas-fuelled ro-pax ferries
08 Jun 2016 09:27 GMT
Vessels will be built to be fuelled by either methanol or liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Study examines methanol and ethanol as alternative bunker fuels
08 Jun 2016 08:51 GMT
183-page report evaluates the potential of both fuels for the shipping industry.

Joint project to develop LNG-fuelled dry bulk carrier
07 Jun 2016 10:57 GMT
Vessel will be the first LNG-fuelled cargo ship capable of full-range operations, says American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

'Most eco-friendly' LNG-powered icebreaker presented at CIMAC Congress
06 Jun 2016 12:14 GMT
Vessel is said to be the most environmentally friendly diesel-electric icebreaker ever built.

LNG retrofit project selected for international trade fair
25 May 2016 10:08 GMT
Initiative consists of retrofitting a ro-pax vessel so that it can be powered by both diesel and LNG.

'World's fastest electric commuter vessel' launched in Latvia
24 May 2016 10:50 GMT
Vessel is powered by a lithium-ion battery energy storage system.

Hamburg's first simultaneous LNG supply operation
16 May 2016 12:06 GMT
AIDAprima and AIDAsol were both supplied with power from LNG on May 14.

Hose-in-hose LNG transfer system 'revolutionary', says Trelleborg
13 May 2016 08:55 GMT
System is said to improve safety, lower costs and improve access to low-emission LNG fuel.

Shell deploys third LNG-fuelled OSV in Gulf of Mexico
12 May 2016 10:01 GMT
The Harvey Liberty joins its two sister ships to support Shell's deep-water operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

LNG-conversion-ready tanker christened
11 May 2016 11:01 GMT
Vessel is the third of a five-tanker contract between General Dynamics NASSCO and American Petroleum Tankers.

AIDAprima completes full LNG test run
10 May 2016 10:47 GMT
Vessel is world's first cruise ship that can be operated on LNG whilst in port.

LNG-ready product tanker christened in New Orleans
10 May 2016 08:21 GMT
Crowley Maritime has the option to convert the tanker to LNG propulsion in the future.

Nominations open for first Wind Propulsion Awards
06 May 2016 07:29 GMT
Awards ceremony is due to be held at SMM 2016 in September.

GTT signs LNG barge training programme
04 May 2016 10:04 GMT
Contract signed with owner TOTE to develop a training programme for the tug and LNG bunker barge crew.

Ecoslops signs incentive agreement for waste disposal
03 May 2016 09:49 GMT
Ecoslops to provide a 25 percent discount to all Green Award-certified ships

Agreement to develop Alternative Energy Hub in Antwerp
29 Apr 2016 09:29 GMT
Hub to include LNG refuelling station for inland navigation and road transport.

LNG-conversion-ready tanker christened
27 Apr 2016 09:41 GMT
Vessel is the second of a five-tanker contract between General Dynamics NASSCO and American Petroleum Tankers.

Seattle has 'ambitious environmental goals'
26 Apr 2016 13:14 GMT
Energy and Sustainability Policy Committee to develop policy directives with a focus on fuel efficiency and alternative energy generation.

Updated guidelines for gas-fuelled vessels released
26 Apr 2016 10:19 GMT
ClassNK releases fourth version of its 'Guidelines for Gas Fuelled Ships'.

Shell in LNG supply tie-up with AIDA Cruises
21 Apr 2016 15:43 GMT
Oil major named an exclusive strategic partner of Aida Cruises for the supply of LNG.

DNV GL welcomes world's first methanol-fuelled ocean-going ship
21 Apr 2016 12:25 GMT
Vessel has been assigned the notation LFL FUELLED to demonstrate its compliance with DNV GL's rules for low flash point marine fuels.

Genoil secures $5bn funding for desulphurization project
19 Apr 2016 10:48 GMT
Goal is to develop 3.5 million bpd of desulphurization capacity at a total estimated cost of $35-50 billion.

Qatargas, Shell and UASC sign LNG MoU
18 Apr 2016 10:26 GMT
Project partners to explore the development of LNG as a marine fuel in the Middle East.

Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel elects director
14 Apr 2016 10:25 GMT
Wartsila's John Hatley joins the board of directors.

GTT signs LNG membrane containment system agreement
14 Apr 2016 08:54 GMT
Agreement covers the construction of membrane systems for onshore tanks, LNG bunkering infrastructure, LNG carriers and other LNG-related systems.

Waterfront to charter seven methanol-fuelled ships
13 Apr 2016 09:33 GMT
Vessels will be able to run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel oil or gas oil.

Vlissingen launches LNG bunkering pilot project
12 Apr 2016 16:20 GMT
Truck-to-ship LNG refuelling pilot to run until the end of the year.

Wartsila to provide complete gas solution for LNG-fuelled ferries
12 Apr 2016 12:10 GMT
Ro-pax ferries are to be converted to operate on LNG between 2017 and 2018.

Agreement to build up to four LNG-fuelled cruise ships
11 Apr 2016 12:05 GMT
MSC Cruises orders two vessels with the option for a further two.

Ecoslops wins subsidy for desulphurisation project
11 Apr 2016 10:47 GMT
EUR 200,000 subsidy granted for P2R-MDO project that aims to reduce the amount of sulphur in MDO.

Deltamarin awarded EPCM contract for gas-ready ferries
07 Apr 2016 11:24 GMT
Contract is for four vessels and an option for another four.

Demonstration of dual-fuel engine for LNG carriers
06 Apr 2016 13:57 GMT
New 'fuel sharing' feature to give operators the option to use liquid and gaseous fuel at the same time.

Four more methanol-fuelled ferries for Stena
06 Apr 2016 09:02 GMT
Stena signs contract to build four gas-ready ro-pax ferries.





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