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Autonomous Electric Container Ship Will Haul Fertilizer Products by Sea in Norway

The world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel is one step closer to launch, as YARA signs a deal with VARD worth approximately NOK 250 million to build the vessel. VARD will deliver the Yara Birkeland vessel for launch in early 2020, and the vessel will gradually move from manned operation to fully autonomous operation by 2022. In May 2017,

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Fuel Cell Power System for Ships Offers Megawatt-Scale Clean Energy

A next-generation fuel cell power system for sustainable marine e-mobility is in development. The system will use proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM) that convert chemical energy from hydrogen into electricity through an electrochemical reaction. They involve no combustion, converting fuel directly to electricity, heat and clean water. With the use of renewables to produce the hydrogen, the entire energy

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Platforms Offshore Norway Go Electric, Replace Gas Power

The Norwegian company Equinor, formerly Statoil, has identified three offshore oil and gas platforms as candidates for replacing their gas turbines with electric power from land-based sources. According to Equinor, the transition may cut CO2 emissions by more than 600,000 tons per year. The platforms include Troll C and the Sleipner field center, which includes the Gudrun tie-in platform in

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Carbon Risks to Ship Financiers Detailed in Executive Report

An executive report released this month details the complicated relationship of ship-financing banks, their risk premiums and lending portfolios with energy-efficient ship design, split incentives for owners and the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) requirements from the IMO and the EU. The report was published by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), an organization geared toward tracking carbon effects on

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