The report 15/01/2021

Weekly briefing from

Commentary: The podcast – Damien Valdenaire

In the first podcast of 2021, Damien Valdenaire of the European Petroleum Refiners Association (CONCAWE) shares his views on the drop in oil demand and refining during the pandemic and the potential for recovery this year, as well as expectations for emerging alternatives and the potential for a multi-fuel future.

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Energy News: Getting to zero – taking a reality check on carbon reduction ambitions

New research from Channoil Consulting, in association with Gibson Shipbrokers, suggests that the short-term outlook for shipping could be a ‘lower carbon’ one rather than full-on decarbonisation.

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Technology News: AFC Energy and Ricardo collaborate on alkaline fuel cell tech

Hydrogen power generation technology company AFC Energy and engineering consultancy Ricardo Energy and Environment will work on the joint development of AFC’s alkaline fuel cell solutions for markets including shipping and ports.

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Policy News: UK to fund autonomous marine vehicles, emissions sensors development

UK Research and Innovation will provide £10.3 million to the Natural Environment Research Council to develop cutting-edge tracking equipment to detect changes to the planet ecosystem and help the UK tackle climate change.

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Knowledge News: A glimpse into a multi-fuel future

The clock is ticking on the IMO’s decarbonisation goals. What bunker fuels are likely contenders and for which ship types?

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