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The global merchant fleet consumes an estimated 330 million tonnes of fuel per year, therefore development of alternative fuels for shipping is increasing (DNV, 2014) primarily driven by an anticipated long term increase in costs of oil and especially, the need to reduce harmful emissions from ships, liked to ever tightening legislation.
Current avenues for alternative fuel consist of: Liquefied Natural gas (LNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Methanol and Ethanol, Di-Methyl Ether (DME), Synthetic fuels (Fischer-Tropsch), Biodiesel, Biogas, Hydrogen and Nuclear Fuel.
The Alternative Fuels For Shipping Special Interest Group will focus on developing a glossary and definitions and addressing issues related, but not restricted, to:
The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the key discussions and outcomes of the 98th session of the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98) which is relevant to the IMarEST’s work. Three working groups (WG) and one…
In a similar way to the IMarEST Special Interest Groups (SIGs) the IMarEST Technical Leadership Board (TLB) is implementing a new communication channel to provide highlights of our activity following each of our meetings and to improve communication with the…
This is the first investigation in the IMarEST's Engine Room Perspectives which aiming to better understand the challenges faced by seafarers in the installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of certain equipment types.