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New emission-free propulsion system for commercial vessels from Torqeedo and Italdraghe

Gilching, Germany – Torqeedo and Italdraghe today announced the joint development of an outboard, retractable electric propulsion system for commercial vessels in inland and urban waterways. The system combines Torqeedo’s Deep Blue high-voltage electric power system and Italdraghe’s proven and extensively field-tested steerable azimuth thrusters. It is designed to provide emission-free power and directional thrust ideal …

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K Line looks to artificial intelligence to keep ship machinery operational

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and compatriot Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) as well as Preferred Networks announced that they have concluded a co-development contract for “AI (Artificial Intelligence)-based Marine Machinery Operation Support System that is expected to be part of the core technology to achieve autonomous vessel operation in the future. The system …

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Wärtsilä commits to carbon neutrality by 2030

The Finnish marine technology firm Wärtsilä has set a goal of becoming carbon neutral in its own operations and of providing products that will be ready for zero-carbon fuels by 2030. Wärtsilä’s “Set for 30” carbon neutrality commitment covers direct greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s own operations, including the research and development and factory …

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Canadian fertiliser giant and Exmar team on ammonia-fuelled vessel

  SASKATOON, Saskatchewan- Nutrien and EXMAR announced today that they have signed a Collaboration Agreement to jointly develop and build a low-carbon, ammonia-fueled vessel. Partners for over three decades in transporting ammonia globally, Nutrien is one of the world’s largest producers of low-carbon ammonia and EXMAR is a leading player and innovator in the transportation …

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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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METIS Cyberspace sets up Canadian subsidiary

  Maritime data analytics specialist METIS Cyberspace Technology has opened a fully owned subsidiary in Vancouver, Canada, to enhance its service to local customers and generate new business throughout North America. As part of the company’s global growth strategy, the establishment of a regional office allows METIS to support local shipowners with their digital transformation …

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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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ClassNK delivers AiP for the Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution

  Eco Marine Power announced that it has recently received Approval in Principle (AiP) from ClassNK of Japan (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) for its Renewable Energy System for Ships – “Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy with EnergySail”.  The Japanese company considers this is a significant step towards the realization of a zero-emission power and propulsion solution for …

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Stolt Tankers join Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as Strategic Partner 

  Stolt Tankers and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping signed a Partnership Agreement that formalizes their joint working. With this agreement, Stolt Tankers become an official partner to the Center, committing to long-term collaboration around the development of zero carbon solutions for the maritime industry.  Through this partnership the two organizations commit …

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