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Home » News » Alternative Fuels & Propulsion - Q4 2016


Alternative Fuels & Propulsion - Q4 2016

DOE funds project to accelerate introduction of fuels for low-emission engines
30 Dec 2016 07:51 GMT
$7 million to be distributed to eight universities participating in the Co-Optima initiative.

Microalgae presented as solution to create green fuel, reduce food insecurity
30 Dec 2016 07:34 GMT
Study presents concept of large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae.

Neste to supply low-sulphur fuel to Eckero Line ship in 2017
29 Dec 2016 09:34 GMT
Agreement covers the M/S Finlandia on the Helsinki to Tallinn route in 2017.

Agreement to supply LNG at Russia's biggest passenger port in 2018
29 Dec 2016 07:37 GMT
LNG Gorskaya inks deal with the Passenger Port of St. Petersburg.

Litgas to supply Klaipeda's first small-scale LNG tanker
28 Dec 2016 12:01 GMT
LNG-powered Coral Energy is scheduled to arrive on 1-2 January.

Neste buys former biodiesel plant, targets renewable diesel growth
28 Dec 2016 09:34 GMT
Pre-treatment and storage to start after maintenance work is completed during the second half of 2017.

Auckland to study 'plugging in' cruise ships
28 Dec 2016 08:38 GMT
Feasibility study to examine alternative methods for powering cruise ships when in port.

Yokohama targets ship-to-ship LNG bunkering in 2020
28 Dec 2016 07:33 GMT
Annual sales of 100,000-150,000 tonnes needed for ship-to-ship bunkering project to be profitable, says MLIT.

Neste's renewable diesel technology wins award
23 Dec 2016 10:54 GMT
Supplier's renewable diesel can be produced from nearly any waste fat or vegetable oil.

Huelva a step closer to LNG barge deliveries
20 Dec 2016 12:13 GMT
Spanish port approves project specifications for the supply of LNG by barge.

LNG-ready tanker christened in San Diego
20 Dec 2016 12:04 GMT
Vessel is the third tanker under contract with SEA-Vista LLC.

Nature Energy joins Danish LNG fuel production project
16 Dec 2016 12:42 GMT
Biogas supplier teams up with Bunker Holding, Kosan Crisplant and the Port of Frederikshavn.

Total joins SEA\LNG coalition
16 Dec 2016 08:53 GMT
Total says it supports the coalition's drive to make LNG the preferred marine fuel of the future.

Third dual-fuel tug for Norwegian shipowner launched in Spain
14 Dec 2016 11:57 GMT
Vessel to provide tug services for Statoil in 2017.

Corvus praises operator of North America's first LNG-battery hybrid cargo ferry
14 Dec 2016 10:04 GMT
Seaspan Ferries says Corvus's energy storage system will help reduce fuel costs.

LNG pair Qatargas and RasGas to merge
13 Dec 2016 15:45 GMT
Qatar's two leading LNG companies are to merge under a single entity.

Australia's first LNG-fuelled ro-ro ferry bunkered in Denmark
13 Dec 2016 13:01 GMT
Ro-ro ferry refuelled with LNG in test run between Odense and Flensburg.

Depa, Attica Group to study LNG bunkering
09 Dec 2016 13:55 GMT
Joint study to look into the feasibility of supplying Attica's fleet with LNG fuel.

New lab to study retrofitting ships to run on two fuels simultaneously
09 Dec 2016 12:11 GMT
Singapore lab to look at modifying ships to operate using both diesel and a clean fuel such as LNG.

Australia's first LNG-fuelled support vessel bunkered in Amsterdam
08 Dec 2016 10:38 GMT
The platform supply vessel Siem Thiima is to operate as part of Woodside Energy's fleet in 2017.

2020 Vision: World Fuel Services prepares for new global sulphur cap
01 Dec 2016 12:13 GMT
Bunker firm publishes white paper on upcoming global sulphur cap in 2020.

US ups renewable fuel requirements for biofuel
29 Nov 2016 10:55 GMT
EPA confirms volume and percentage requirements for four categories of biofuels.

SEA\LNG coalition adds two new partners
29 Nov 2016 09:01 GMT
ABS and Keppel Offshore & Marine's Gas Technology Development (GTD) join LNG alliance.

Naming ceremony for world's first dual-fuel PCTC
28 Nov 2016 00:03 GMT
Gas4Sea barge to supply pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) with LNG in Zeebrugge.

LNG training seminar delivered in Panama
25 Nov 2016 14:20 GMT
Three-day seminar for Panama Canal Authority and Panama Government also covered LNG bunkering.

Pavilion Energy signs MoU to supply Harley Marine bunker tankers with LNG
25 Nov 2016 12:05 GMT
Harley Marine, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Mitsui & Co. all sign MoU with Singapore LNG specialist.

Finland intends to raise biofuel blending in transportation fuel to 30%
25 Nov 2016 09:24 GMT
New 30 percent target translates into a double counting share of more than 50 percent.

First seagoing vessel bunkered with LNG in Amsterdam
24 Nov 2016 12:34 GMT
Local firm supplied the Fure West tanker at the port's designated location for truck-to-ship LNG bunkering.

BC Ferries' first LNG-powered vessel sets sail for Canada
24 Nov 2016 08:48 GMT
The new dual-fuel ferry, Salish Orca, departed Remontowa shipyard in Poland on 22nd November.

Viking Line signs LOI to build LNG-fuelled passenger vessel
24 Nov 2016 07:44 GMT
Final agreement is set to be signed in the spring of 2017.

MoU to develop LNG bunkering in northern UK and North Sea
23 Nov 2016 12:23 GMT
ExxonMobil, Babcock International, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Calor and Orkney Islands Council sign MoU.

EU funding for hydrogen fuel cell project expected in December
23 Oct 2016 08:34 GMT
System based on the PowerCell S3 fuel cell stack to be developed for ships.

US firms in frame to build two LNG-fuelled containerships for Pasha
18 Nov 2016 12:48 GMT
Pasha Hawai narrows down selection to two US shipyards.

MoU to develop world's first LPG-fuelled COGES ship
18 Nov 2016 12:31 GMT
Vessel to be powered by a combined gas turbine, electric and steam (COGES) system.

Third of four LNG-fuelled tankers delivered in China
17 Nov 2016 10:08 GMT
The Tern Sea is one of four 15,000-dwt tankers built for Terntank Rederi.

Methanol-powered ship delivered in Japan
17 Nov 2016 08:18 GMT
Vessel will be on long-term time charter to Methanex-owned Waterfront Shipping.

New tool calculates the effect of LNG quality on engine knock
16 Nov 2016 09:42 GMT
Propane Knock Index (PKI) tool is designed to match LNG fuel quality with an engine's requirements.

Conrad net loss 'primarily due to' LNG bunker barge
14 Nov 2016 12:51 GMT
Shipbuilder says it recorded a $12.5m gross loss on the construction of America's first dedicated LNG bunker barge.

EUR 4m funding for Klaipeda LNG project gets go-ahead
09 Nov 2016 08:13 GMT
EC's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) confirms grant agreement.

Matrix Service to build tank for JAX LNG bunker facility
08 Nov 2016 08:17 GMT
North America's first small-scale coastal LNG facility is expected to be operational in Q4 2017.

LNG marine fuel could be worse for environment than HFO, says former IBIA CEO
04 Nov 2016 09:45 GMT
Ian Adams: 'The LNG myth has progressed unchecked'.

LNG firms 'prepared and able' to meet future emissions requirements
01 Nov 2016 12:07 GMT
Coalition applauds IMO's decision to implement a 0.5% cap on the sulphur content of marine fuel in 2020.

SEA\LNG names board of directors
28 Oct 2016 00:21 GMT
Coalition membership represented in nine-person board of directors.

0.5% sulphur cap could lead to LNG bunker sales of 30m tonnes by 2025-30, says Engie VP
26 Oct 2016 12:15 GMT
Engie executive says demand for LNG bunker fuel could soar if MEPC agrees on a global sulphur limit this week.

Bomin Linde LNG to supply Furetank Rederi ships
25 Oct 2016 14:31 GMT
Supplier's new 7,500-cubic-metre vessel to carry out ship-to-ship deliveries.

Skangas in agreement to supply LNG fuel to Statoil ships
24 Oct 2016 07:14 GMT
LNG fuel to be delivered to Statoil's platform supply vessels and tugs.

LNG bunkering vessel design gets ClassNK approval
21 Oct 2016 12:41 GMT
Vessel design includes bi-lobe tanks to improve cargo capacity, efficiency and productivity.

AIDAsol powered in Hamburg for last time this year
20 Oct 2016 11:51 GMT
Vessel travels to Canary Islands as cruise season comes to an end in Germany.

Engie and CMA CGM sign LNG bunkering research agreement
19 Oct 2016 10:56 GMT
Research to focus on LNG bunkering for container ships.

LNG sector ready to meet shipping industry demand, says coalition
18 Oct 2016 10:55 GMT
SEA\LNG issues position statement ahead of next week's MEPC meeting.

Ecoslops appoints new chairman
18 Oct 2016 06:22 GMT
Current CEO, Vincent Favier, is to begin his new role as chairman on 15th November.

Alternative fuels study forms basis of EC paper to IMO: ECSA
17 Oct 2016 13:05 GMT
183-page report evaluates the potential of methanol and ethanol for the shipping industry.

Contract to power Mediterranean's first LNG-fuelled passenger ferry
14 Oct 2016 14:29 GMT
Balearia ferry is due to enter regular service in 2019.

Caterpillar wins LNG propulsion order for cruise ships
14 Oct 2016 10:41 GMT
MaK M 46 DF dual-fuel engines and LNG supply and handling system to be installed on four vessels.

Time-charter agreement for LNG bunker supply vessel
12 Oct 2016 11:47 GMT
7,500-cubic-metre vessel is to operate along the Baltic Sea coast.

Bomin sells stake in LNG bunkering business
12 Oct 2016 11:02 GMT
Bunker firm cites slower-than-expected demand for LNG as a reason for its decision.

GAC Bunker Fuels in LNG bunkering tie-up with REV LNG in North America
10 Oct 2016 07:36 GMT
GAC says the alliance 'offers a complete LNG supply chain solution in North American ports'.

Thun Tankers orders four LNG-fuelled ships
07 Oct 2016 15:11 GMT
Vessels are to be built by Netherlands firm Scheepswerf Ferus Smit.

Maritime network formed to develop harmonised LNG bunkering standards worldwide
07 Oct 2016 07:42 GMT
Memorandum of understanding signed at SIBCON event in Singapore.

Dual-fuel tugs set to be bunkered by JV firm FueLNG
06 Oct 2016 13:33 GMT
Keppel Smit and Maju Maritime tugs are expected to be completed in 2018.

Singapore sets out new measures to shape bunkering for the future
06 Oct 2016 13:33 GMT
MPA explains how it is working to improve bunker deliveries and prepare the port for LNG bunkering.

Eagle LNG joins SEA\LNG coalition
05 Oct 2016 12:36 GMT
Houston-based LNG specialist is the coalition's first new industry partner.

ExxonMobil confirms Pavilion Energy LNG bunkering partnership
04 Oct 2016 10:15 GMT
News was originally announced by Pavilion Energy's CEO last month.

Shell signs deal with Carnival to supply world's first fully LNG-powered cruise ships
03 Oct 2016 10:53 GMT
First two cruise vessels to be fully powered by LNG are expected to launch in 2019.





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