Greenhouse gas emissions

Québec government gives thumbs down to Saguenay  LNG megaproject

  After originally backing the massive undertaking in the Saguenay region, the Legault government has rejected the $14 billion GNL Québec project in the wake of widespread opposition. The decision was announced late Wednesday by Environment Minister  Benoit Charette who remarked that “this project has more disadvantages than advantages” and was economically “risky.” In  this …

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Wärtsilä launches major test programme towards carbon-free solutions with hydrogen and ammonia

  Full-scale tests are being carried out by the Wärtsilä’s engine laboratory team in Vaasa to assess the optimum engine parameters for running on hydrogen and ammonia fuels. © Wärtsilä Corporation The technology group Wärtsilä continues to lead the ongoing transformation of the energy and marine sectors towards carbon-free solutions through its future fuel development work. The company is …

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Carbon recycled methane can be recognized as zero-emission ship fuel according to new study (Forum)

  The “Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group (WG)” of Japan’s Carbon Capture & Reuse (CCR) Study Group has confirmed that carbon recycled methane produced by methanation technology (Note 1) can be recognized as zero emission ship fuel. A technical paper describing the details of the calculation procedure and evaluation conducted by the WG has been …

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IMO adopts key mandatory measures to reduce vessel carbon intensity

  New mandatory measures to cut the carbon intensity of international shipping have been adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), setting shipping on a course to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets established in the 2018 Initial IMO Strategy for Reducing GHG Emissions from Ships. IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76), meeting in a …

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NEOLINE chooses Neopolia Mobility to build its first 136m freighter sailboat

  NEOLINE’s decision to retain the offer from the Loire company Neopolia Mobility for the construction of its first sail freighter is motivated by a qualitative proposal from Neopolia that is best suited to the needs of the shipowner. This decision closes a second international call for tenders launched at the end of 2020 by …

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Hamilton port partners launch container ship service to Montreal

   HAMILTON, Ontario – Nearly 300 containers were being loaded June 11 onto the M/V Sedna Desgagnés at the Port of Hamilton, as part of a new short sea shipping service launched by Hamilton Container Terminal (HCT) in very close collaboration with Desgagnés. Bound for the Port of Montreal, this new container service was developed …

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Key IMO meeting on GHG reduction begins

  LONDON – A key meeting of IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76) began today and will last until June 17. Opening the session, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim highlighted key amendments set for adoption, aimed at cutting the carbon intensity of ships by 40% by 2030. He emphasized the need for IMO to timely …

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Construction kicks off on world’s first zero-emission fast ferry

  Hardanger, Norway – Partners in the TrAM (Transport – Advanced and Modular) project announced that construction has commenced on the world’s first fully electric passenger fast ferry at the Fjellstrand shipyard on the west coast of Norway. Designed to carry around 150 passengers, the catamaran vessel will be 31 metres long with a nine-metre …

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A.P. Moller – Maersk to provide end-to-end carbon footprint visibility

  A.P. Moller – Maersk is further assisting its customers with decarbonising their supply chains with the launch of an Emissions Dashboard. The Emissions Dashboard is an analytical data tool where customers are provided with carbon footprint measurements from their entire supply chain, giving a detailed emissions overview whether their products are transported via truck, …

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WISAMO, an innovative solution contributing to the decarbonization of maritime shipping

  At the 2021 Movin’On global sustainable mobility summit, Michelin presented the Wing Sail Mobility (WISAMO) project, an automated, telescopic, inflatable wing sail system that can be fitted on both merchant ships and pleasure craft. The system is the product of a collaborative venture between Michelin Research & Development and two Swiss inventors who share …

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