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Ammonia could emerge as best future fuel candidate

Ammonia is currently the best candidate among future eco-friendly ship fuels, shipping researcher Tristan Smith tells ShippingWatch. Ammonia has several advantages over other alternative fuels, he says.

Maersk and BMW to develop ship fuel from alcohol

Maersk and BMW will in collaboration with several partners develop a new ship fuel using ethanol. The announcement comes shortly after Maersk pointed out three fuel types that the group is betting on.

BP launches new biofuel joint venture

BP has entered a joint venture partnership with Brazilian agricultural producer Bunge aimed at boosting the former's biofuel business nearly 50 percent.

DNV GL: Hydrogen could be a reality on larger ships in 2030

Starting already in 2030, hydrogen could become a real alternative fuel for large commercial vessels, projects DNV GL. In an interview with ShippingWatch, the classification bureau points to significant potential in hydrogen and challenges that need to be overcome.

ExxonMobil: Shipowners have yet to prepare for 2020

Even though the global sulfur regulations in 2020 have been known for years, far from all shipowners are prepared for them. It is a matter of understanding as well as communication, says Luca Volta, marine fuels venture manager at one of the world's largest oil companies, ExxonMobil.

Boskalis to sail on biofuel on offshore project

The Dutch company will sail on biofuel while working on a wind farm. More projects with biofuel are underway, and with time the fuel will represent a way of reducing the carrier's environmental footprint.

Container ship has sailed on used cooking oil

As a test, one of Samskip's container ships has completed a sailing on vegetable oil. According to the partners behind the project, the sailing produced significant savings on fuel consumption as well as reduced noxious emissions.

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