At the IMO-MEPC80 conference, the 2023 Ship Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy proposes to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas emissions of international shipping by at least 20% by 2030 compared to 2008, and strive to reduce them by 30%. By 2040, it should be reduced by at least 70% and strive for a reduction of 80%. To achieve the above emission reduction targets, the introduction of new fuels/new energy sources will be the fundamental way forward. However, new fuels/new energy sources still face some difficulties, such as weak large-scale sustainable supply capacity, lack of filling equipment, and high fuel costs.
To turn pressure into motivation, challenges into opportunities, and better solve the problems of safety, economy, and convenience regarding the use of new fuels/new energy, the Shanghai Society of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and Informa Markets have jointly organized a webinar on “New Fuels/New Energy Contribute to Low-carbon Maritime.”
At this webinar, Mr. Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer of the Methanol Institute, will share the theme of “Methanol as a Marine Fuel: Opportunities and Challenges”. He will be accompanied by authoritative experts from the ABS, Contemporary Amperex Electric Vessel Technology Limited, and Maersk Group to conduct valuable analysis on the future development of marine fuel/energy, together with the research and application in the marine field.