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New project aims to make shortcut for existing ships to sail on methanol

A new project aims to develop a solution for existing ships using diesel engines to sail on methanol in the future. "We want to find a simple solution for existing engines," says Senior Specialist Kim Winther of the Danish Technological Institute.

Methanol tests in DTI's engine lab before tests on larger MAN marine diesel engines at Alfa Laval. | Photo: Teknologisk Institut / PR

It should be financially feasible for existing vessels to switch to the alternative fuel type methanol.

This is the ambition of a new project led by the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), in which players like MAN Energy Solutions and Alfa Laval participate.

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