Weekly briefing from ship.energy
Commentary: The ship.energy podcast – Jonathan Strachan, Director of Ship Design and Engineering, Houlder Ltd
In this week’s podcast, Houlder’s Jonathan Strachan discusses why today is a great time to be a naval architect; how ship owners and designers can future-proof their vessels; financial and other constraints on upgrading the global fleet; the limits of retrofit and what proportion of the global fleet may have to be scrapped as the new emission regulations come into force.
Energy News: ABS releases guidance on hydrogen as bunkers
In the latest in its series of sustainability whitepapers, class society ABS has explored the potential for the use of hydrogen as a marine fuel.
Technology News: Rolls-Royce sets out pathway to net zero
Rolls-Royce has set out its near-term actions to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest.
Policy News: Maersk: MEPC 76 ‘exposed fundamental divide between IMO Member States on GHG measures’
In a statement sent to ship.energy, Maersk has said that the 76th meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee has ‘exposed the fundamental divide between IMO Member States on GHG measures’ – but nevertheless ‘some important progress was made’.
Knowledge News: New study finds Europe ‘can be self-sufficient in green and blue hydrogen’
A new study by the European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative has calculated that Europe could be ‘self-sufficient in green and blue hydrogen’, but it is likely that imports will be an ‘attractive complement’ to domestic supply.
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