Weekly briefing from ship.energy

Commentary: Ready for the charge?

Battery-powered vessels are making their presence felt in the ‘small ship-short distance’ category but is the technology feasible and scalable for oceangoing ships?

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Energy News: Future of shipping fuel lies with green hydrogen and ammonia, not biofuels, say leading European players

A group of European shipping’s biggest names say the future of marine fuels lies with green hydrogen and ammonia – not biofuels – and they are calling on the European Union to promote them.

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Technology News: New research highlights interest in shore power at UK ports, identifies barriers to uptake

Research by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester indicates ‘strong consensus’ that electrification has a key role in maritime’s decarbonisation but factors such as high electricity costs and a lack of government support are putting a brake on the introduction of shore power at UK ports.

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Policy News: EU restrictions on scrubbers would delay carbon neutrality, says CSA 2020

The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA) says that a vote encouraging EU Member States to restrict open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) was taken without any scientific basis and will hamper the transition to zero-emission shipping.

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Knowledge News: UK House of Lords launches decarbonisation inquiry

The UK’s House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is calling for evidence to inform its new inquiry into the use of batteries and fuel cells for decarbonisation.

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