Biofuels

NYK Line announces ‘long-term’ biofuels trial

NYK Line announces ‘long-term’ biofuels trial

Japanese shipowner NYK Line has announced it will commence full-scale trials exploring the long-term use of biofuels during its 2024 financial year, following the short-term trials it has been undertaking since 2019. Between 2019 and 2023 the operator has successfully conducted test voyages using biofuels on seven oceangoing vessels, mainly bulk carriers and two tugboats. […]

News Analysis: Future fuels and some uncomfortable truths

News Analysis: Future fuels and some uncomfortable truths

By Malcolm Latarche, correspondent Future fuels were a topic for much discussion throughout September with both DNV and Lloyd’s Register publishing studies on the subject, Maersk naming the world’s first methanol-fuelled container ship and entering into partnership with Equinor to secure a supply of green methanol and it also being a theme of the London […]

Biofuels: the solution to clutter-free decarbonisation?

Biofuels: the solution to clutter-free decarbonisation?

Dr Nicholas Ball, CEO of XFuel, argues that adopting biofuels may help the maritime sector to decarbonise instantly without costly portside or onboard infrastructure The shipping industry’s collective environmental footprint is a growing problem. As other sectors make substantive progress towards UN climate goals, and as public pressure intensifies, the shipping industry’s slow progress is […]

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