MEPC Meeting on emission control


#21

What better way to reduce carbon from shipping use than wind power?:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/wind-propulsion-is-an-essential-tool-in-shippings-decarbonisation-efforts-says-the-international-windship-association/


#22

A deal may be signed today:


#23

A long term view of what MAY happen as a result of the new IMO rules on emission:


#24

Some more immediate ways to reduce fuel consumption and fuel costs:
https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/6-ways-for-shipowners-to-reduce-bunker-costs/


#25

Methanol as an alternative to meet 2020 requirements??:

Or LPG??:
https://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/230356/dorian-lpg-hires-abs-to-study-the-use-of-lpg-as-marine-fuel/

Scrubbers?? Not for now:

And LNG is NOT the answer:


#26

More scepticism to LNG as the marine fuel of the future:


#27

A truly international shipping man, Esben Poulsson, a Dane living in Singapore and working for a Greek Ship management company, is taking on his second term as head of International Shipping Association (ICS) as the deadline for the sulphur cap approaches:

PS> He is also the head of Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and has been so for several years now.


#28

Yeah, I was skeptical too. Then an industry guy came to the CMarE meeting, and I was like… that is not what I thought it was. I thought it was going to be made out of agri-products. I was like… that’s a stupid way to use fertile land. It isn’t made from agri-products. Its made from natural gas. Its LNG without the cryo… you can just put it in your tank and cover it with inert gas, and off you go. It really aught to be the next big thing.


#29

Methanol is also a by product of wood pulp production, thus known as wood alcohol:
http://www.marinemethanol.com/about-methanol/methanol-production
I would think Canada has a ample supply??


#30

With a boiling point of 64.7C (148.5F) the volatility gives me pause. But then again as LNG becomes more and more used as a viable fuel I suppose appropriate safeguards and procedures will be in place. Then again I have a drum of the stuff sitting in my driveway as I explore the possibility of making biodiesel.