Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. (DSIC) has delivered the wind-assisted Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) New Aden to China Merchant Energy Shipping Co., Ltd (CMES). The vessel has an overall length of about 333 meters, a moulded width of 60 meters and a moulded depth of 30 meters. The designed draft... Read more →


Ammonia power company Amogy launches operations in Norway

Amogy Inc., a developer of energy-dense ammonia power solutions, opened its Norway operations with the hiring of Christian W. Berg, Managing Director, Amogy Norway. Berg joins Amogy Norway from his most recent position as Director of Business Development for Yara Clean Ammonia, a decarbonization-focused subsidiary of leading global ammonia producer,... Read more →


Höegh Autoliners has joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) to send a strong market demand signal for the emerging technologies essential for a net-zero transition. Höegh Autoliners has committed to running at least 5% of its deep-sea operations on either green ammonia or green methanol by 2030. Led by the... Read more →


MAN Energy Solutions, ABB to cooperate on dual-fuel electric propulsion concept for next-generation FSRUs and LNG carriers

MAN Energy Solutions and ABB have signed a Decarbonization Cooperation agreement regarding the development of a next-generation, Dual-Fuel, Electric+ (DFE+) propulsion concept for LNG carriers. The DFE+ concept features the just-launched MAN 49/60DF engine and ABB’s Dynamic AC (DAC) technology and aims to deliver the operational flexibility shipowners need to... Read more →


The US Maritime Administration (MARAD)—the US Department of Transportation agency responsible for the US waterborne transportation system—launched a 16-month study exploring low-carbon options for shipping on the Great Lakes. The study group, led by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) in partnership with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)... Read more →


TECO 2030 has launched a new product concept for its containerized fuel cells, the TECO 2030 Power Barge. The solution comprises TECO 2030 fuel cell modules, batteries, power electronics, safety- and automation systems, hydrogen storage, and a refueling solution. The concept forms a scalable multimegawatt solution for electricity production for... Read more →


Volvo Trucks North America customer 4 Gen Logistics, a fourth generation, family-owned drayage company, has ordered 41 Volvo VNR Electric trucks to haul freight between the Port of Long Beach and Southern California’s Inland Empire—a national logistics and warehousing hub. The enhanced, next generation Volvo VNR Electric model, which began... Read more →


Electrify America plans to install 30 electric fleet-dedicated chargers paired with battery energy storage systems (BESS) at the Port of Long Beach, California, as part of Electrify America’s $25-million “Green City” investment in the region at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Teaming with trucking company 4 Gen... Read more →


Corvus Energy leads project to optimize combined use of hydrogen fuel cells and batteries in vessel propulsion

Corvus Energy, a leading provider of zero-emission solutions for the maritime industry, will lead an IPN (Innovasjonsprosjekt i næringslivet, Innovation Project for the Industrial Sector) project—a program funded by the Research Council of Norway to promote innovation in the industry. Corvus Energy joins forces with research institute NORCE and other... Read more →


Chevron New Energies, Crowley invest in marine hydrogen tech company Zero Emission Industries

Zero Emission Industries (ZEI), a hydrogen technology company for maritime, announced the first close of its Series A funding round. The round is led by Chevron New Energies with additional investment from US-based shipping and logistics company Crowley. The new funds are expected to enable ZEI to roll out its... Read more →


The Metals Company (TMC), an explorer of lower-impact battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules (earlier post), announced that the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has completed its review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan (EMMP) submitted by TMC subsidiary Nauru Ocean Resources Inc (NORI), and... Read more →


BASF and Samsung Heavy Industries collaborate on carbon capture & storage onboard maritime vessels

BASF and Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) will carry out a collaborative feasibility assessment of capturing CO2 onboard maritime vessels using BASF’s OASE blue technology for flue gas applications. Towards this end, both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Onboard Carbon Capture and Storage (OCCS) technology at the... Read more →


Freudenberg has received Type Approval by the international classification society RINA for its methanol-powered fuel cell system for ocean-going shipping. Converting commercial ships on the high seas to CO2-neutral drive systems is a huge challenge. One important factor is the range requirement of the individual ship types. This must be... Read more →


MAN Energy Solutions has launched its MAN 49/60DF engine type at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. The latest addition to its four-stroke engine portfolio, the dual-fuel engine is capable of running on LNG, diesel and HFO as well as a number of more sustainable fuels including biofuel blends and... Read more →


Alfa Laval Test & Training Center receives approval for testing with ammonia

Authorities have approved testing with ammonia at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center. When installation of the testing setup is completed by the end of 2022, the center will be able to work with all fuels in consideration as the marine industry decarbonizes. Just as it has for LNG,... Read more →


Alfa Laval is the driving force in a marine fuel cell development project exploring the potential of high-temperature proton exchange membrane (HT-PEM) fuel cells using methanol as fuel as a source of marine auxiliary power. Funded by Danish EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program), the project is a joint... Read more →


California HVIP making $5M available for zero-emission Class 8 tractors at Port of LA

Starting 12 September, at 10 a.m. Pacific, the California Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will make $5 million available for voucher requests for zero-emission Class 8 tractors performing drayage operations at the Port of Los Angeles. Funding is made available through the Port’s Clean... Read more →


CMA CGM creates US$1.5B fund to accelerate energy transition in shipping and logistics

Shipping major CMA CGM Group is creating a Special Fund for Energies to accelerate its energy transition and achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. The Fund will invest to support the industrial production of new fuels, as well as low-emission mobility solutions across the Group’s business base (maritime, overland and air... Read more →


Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 5 September 2022 at 10:30 UTC+2 The new hybrid tug will operate in Xiamen port will be powered by Wärtsilä thrusters which support the sustainability requirements of the vessel. © Fujian Chuanzheng Shipbuilding industry Co., Ltd The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its advanced thruster... Read more →


DAMEN Naval and Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems have signed a contract to deliver 16 mtu diesel generator sets, for the four new F126 Frigates for the German Navy. Although DAMEN and Rolls-Royce, whose business unit Power Systems is based in Friedrichshafen, Germany, have a long-standing cooperation in shipbuilding, this... Read more →


Amogy Inc., a developer of energy-dense ammonia power solutions (earlier post), and Amon Maritime, an ammonia-powered shipping and technology company, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance carbon-free, ammonia power solutions for the global shipping industry. Amon Maritime is solely focused on commercializing ammonia as fuel in several shipping... Read more →


Swiss marine power company WinGD and Korean engine builder HSD Engine have initiated a Joint Development Project (JDP) to advance the development of WinGD’s methanol-fueled big-bore engines. The aim is to deliver an engine capable of running on carbon-neutral green methanol by 2024, providing shipowners with a power solution enabling... Read more →


Electric vehicles are booming, with more than a million on German roads as of this year. This, in turn, means that an increasing number of alternative-fueled vehicles are transported on roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ferries. However, there are particular conditions associated with traveling at sea, such as the sea state, salt levels... Read more →


Dutch marine battery system supplier EST-Floattech has delivered 1092 kWh of battery capacity for new, all-electric ferry Wellingdorf in a contract with system integrator Holland Ship Electric. The zero-emission vessel, the fifth in a series of six hybrid and full-electric vessels for Kiel-based tug and ferry operator SFK, was designed... Read more →


The US Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) has awarded research funds to the MIT Energy Initiative, CORE POWER, and the Idaho National Laboratory for a three-year study into the development of offshore floating nuclear power generation in the US. The NEUP funding will allow detailed collaborative research... Read more →


HAV Hydrogen, a system integrator for marine fuel cell solutions, is set to launch a deck-based containerized hydrogen energy system for ships in order to fast-track the commercial use of hydrogen as ship fuel. The containerized H2 solution is based on the hydrogen-based energy system developed in the FreeCO2ast project,... Read more →


H2Carrier is the designer and owner of the proprietary floating energy production and storage system P2XFloater—the first industrial-scale floating green hydrogen and ammonia facility of its kind in the world. The concept is based on proven floating production, storage and off-take technologies combined with an e-control system capable of balancing... Read more →


Blue World Technologies announced that the Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) entered as an investor in Blue World Technologies alongside Vaekstfonden (The Sovereign Investment Fund of Denmark), DEUTZ AG, and existing investors who invested back in December 2021 to complete the company’s €37-million series B round. In connection with... Read more →


Schlumberger, Aker Solutions and Subsea 7 will form a joint venture to drive innovation and efficiency in subsea production by helping customers unlock reserves and reduce cycle time. The agreement will bring together a portfolio of innovative technologies such as subsea gas compression, all-electric subsea production systems and other electrification... Read more →


NYK Line has invested in Japan-based Sustainable Energy Co. Ltd. which has developed its own integrated subcritical-water organic-waste power-generation system (ISOP) system, which decomposes organic substances using subcritical-water-treating technology and ultimately produces green energy products such as biofuels. By investing in Sustainable Energy, NYK will support the commercialization of this... Read more →


Swedish electric car maker Polestar will provide battery and charging systems for Candela’s highly efficient flying boats. The battery deal will enable Candela to scale up production swiftly, bringing mass-market electric boats one step closer to reality. The deal lets Candela tap into advanced automotive battery technology and scale up... Read more →


A.P. Moller - Maersk adds 7th methanol partnership; Chinese bioenergy company Debo

Following the announcement of six strategic green methanol partnerships across the globe earlier this year, A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) has added a seventh methanol partnership with Chinese bioenergy enterprise Debo on the quest to boost global production capacity. The parties have signed a Letter of Intent covering Debo’s plans... Read more →


Norsepower Oy, a global provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, announced a contract with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. for delivery of single Rotor Sails onboard two newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered, wind-assisted CO₂ carriers commissioned by the Northern Lights JV. Northern Lights JV is developing the transportation and storage... Read more →


Anaergia to supply CO2 to European Energy A/S for green e-methanol production as fuel for container ships

Waste-to-biogas company Anaergia Inc. will supply European Energy A/S with up to 60,000 tonnes per year of liquefied biogenic CO2 for a period of 10 years. Biogenic carbon dioxide is carbon dioxide that is released during the decomposition of organic matter such as food waste. All Anaergia plants use organic... Read more →


PaxOcean Engineering Pte. Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Singapore-based bunker vessel operator Hong Lam Marine and classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) jointly to develop an ammonia bunker vessel design. With the signing of this MOU, PaxOcean will focus on developing designs for ammonia-fueled and ammonia bunkering... Read more →


NFE and Apollo Funds complete $2B LNG maritime joint venture, establishing Energos Infrastructure

New Fortress Energy and Apollo completed the previously announced joint venture), establishing a platform which now owns and operates 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure vessels consisting of Floating Storage and Regasification assets; Floating Storage vessels; and LNG carriers. The platform has been named Energos Infrastructure and is owned approximately... Read more →


In this year’s largest methanol order to date, the Alfa Laval FCM (Fuel Conditioning Module) Methanol will be the low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) on six dual-fuel container vessels. The system was chosen for both its real-life performance and its high design flexibility. Alfa Laval will provide the methanol LFSS... Read more →


UK-based Expleo, a global engineering, technology and consultancy service provider, has developed a closed-loop fuel solution for global shipping that delivers a 92% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGe) in the model vessel. Expleo modeled its system-of-systems solution on the multi-tasking Bibby Wavemaster 1, a vessel used to service offshore... Read more →


MAN Energy Solutions joins Stena and Proman to investigate engine retrofits to dual-fuel diesel/methanol

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Stena Teknik—Stena’s inhouse R&D division—and Proman—the world’s second largest methanol producer—regarding cooperation on a project to retrofit MAN 48/60 engines to make them capable of dual-fuel diesel and methanol operation. The MAN 48/60 (Bore: 480 mm – Stroke: 600... Read more →


The California Energy Commission (CEC) adopted a report establishing offshore wind goals and moving the state one step closer to development of the clean energy resource off California’s coast. Preliminary findings in the report set planning goals of 2,000-5,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind by 2030 and 25,000 MW (25... Read more →


UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography selected naval architecture and marine engineering company Glosten as the naval architect for the university’s new California coastal research vessel. The new vessel will feature a new hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system that integrates hydrogen fuel cells alongside a conventional diesel-electric power plant, enabling zero-emission... Read more →


Bureau Veritas has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Alstom subsidiary HELION for its marine fuel cell system, the FC-RACK Marine. The marine fuel cell system uses a double envelope enclosure that enables the system to be perfectly sealed in a saline environment. In addition, HELION’s new FC-RACK Marine... Read more →


DNV awards two approvals in principle to GTT for design of membrane-type containment for LH2 and LH2 carrier

GTT has been granted two Approvals in Principle (AIP) from the leading classification society DNV for the design of a membrane-type containment system for liquefied hydrogen (LH2) and for the preliminary concept design of a LH2 carrier. These approvals are part of the agreement with Shell, announced in February 2022,... Read more →


The Metals Company (TMC) announced that its Australian subsidiary, The Metals Company Australia Pty Ltd., has entered into a research funding agreement with a consortium of institutions led by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to create a framework for the development of an ecosystem-based management and monitoring plan... Read more →


Hapag-Lloyd will use advanced biofuels for the transport of DHL shipments

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd, a leading worldwide liner shipping company, for the use of advanced biofuels. As an initial step, Hapag-Lloyd will ship 18,000 TEU of DHL’s volume using advanced biofuels—equivalent to a reduction... Read more →


Poseidon Marine H2 engages Avesta Consulting to deliver a proof of concept of diesel & hydrogen dual fuel maritime technology

Australia-based Poseidon Marine H2’s technical partner Dynamic Efficiency has engaged Avesta Consulting to conduct a finite element analysis of its versatile marine technology which will allow boats to operate on multiple fuels, including hydrogen and diesel. With work already underway, Avesta Consulting is set to deliver the results in the... Read more →


The EU-funded HyMethShip project developed a system that innovatively combined a membrane reactor, a CO2 capture system, a storage system for CO2 and methanol as well as a hydrogen-fueled combustion engine to power ships. The top part of the graphic shows onshore methanol production. The bottom part shows how hydrogen... Read more →


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, and Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding launched a joint project aimed at developing and building an ocean-going liquefied gas carrier that will use ammonia as its main fuel. Ammonia-fueled Ocean-going Vessel The vessel is envisioned as a mid-size ammonia/LPG carrier equipped with a main engine that... Read more →


Toshiba ESS and Echandia to explore developing marine fuel cell systems market

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) is working with Echandia, a Swedish company engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of batteries and fuel cell systems for maritime applications, to a{explore} the possibility of jointly developing a market for ships that use pure hydrogen fuel cell systems in... Read more →


Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will become the world’s first shipping company to start utilizing new low-emission Neste Marine 0.1 co-processed marine fuel (earlier post) in its vessels in Finland and Sweden. The ISCC PLUS certified marine fuel enables up to 80% reduced greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle... Read more →