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.
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COO, Methanol Institute
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Chatterton has worked at the executive level across the energy, shipping, transportation, renewables and chemical sectors, where he has been responsible for creating strategy, fundraising, restructuring, crisis management and operations for both startups and multinationals.
Prior to joining MI as COO, Mr. Chatterton managed the energy assets for a vertically integrated, leading European family office with an annual turnover of USD 5 bln and core interests in gas, fertilizer & chemical production.
Chris has led numerous funding rounds for energy and agricultural projects with many successful exits, to include three public offerings in addition to numerous cross-border private placements and remains active in the start-up space as a thought leader, mentor and founder.
Mr. Chatterton is fluent in Russian and holds a Global EMBA from HEC Paris.
Former Chairman of ITTC Specialist Committees on Ship’s Operational Performance / Deputy Director of International Exchange Committee of Shanghai Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers/Senior expert of Marine Design and Research Institute of China
Dr. Wang Jinbao is the researcher and senior expert of Marine Design and Research Institute of China( MARIC). He has long been engaged in technical research related to ship energy efficiency , and carried out a lot of fruitful work in CFD calculation strategy research, comprehensive line optimization on operational profile, energy-saving technology development, performance predicting method research, new methods and regulations for ship performance testing and analysis. He is currently an expert of the ISO15016 revision, power prediction of the International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), China Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction working Group, and review expert of Shanghai Transportation Commission. From 2014 to 2021, he was the Chairman of ITTC specialist committees on ship’s operational performance.
Director of Global Sustainability, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Has been in the Marine & Offshore (M&O) with 20 years of experience ranging from project management, surveying, engineering, business development, commercial, Operations, Oil & Gas, and New Construction.
Graduated with a First-Class Honors on BEng Naval Architecture from University of Newcastle, UK and MSc in Maritime Studies and Professional master’s in business administration (International Trading) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.
Shu Yong believes in integrating expertise, collaboration, partnership and leveraging on different domain expertise in the industry to provide innovative and holistic solutions.
Currently, the Director of Global Sustainability for American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), he is looking and establishing more innovative and collaborative endeavors, and brings valuable experience in delivering sustainable, digital and innovation projects across a diverse range of technologies to the industry.
He is always seeking innovative value propositions that address the need for Sustainability solutions in Asia and beyond. Through navigating new grounds, harnessing diverse capabilities across the industry, fostering strategic partnership networks to pilot proof of concept solutions, seeding new capabilities and cross-pollinating ideas with the partners to bring a knowledge of cluster to the industry for a sustainable lifecycle.
CTO, Contemporary Amperex Electric Vessel Technology Limited
Graduated from Guangdong University of Technology, Master of Electrical engineering, CTO of Contemporary Amperex Electric Vessel Technology Limited (CAEV, wholly-owned subsidiary of CATL).
He has worked for well-known shipyard and Marine electric propulsion system integrator. In the past, he has been engaged in the research, development and engineering application of Marine electric propulsion system. He has more than 10 authorised patents and published more than 20 journal papers. The research direction includes the application research of power battery system on vessels, intelligent navigation technology of vessels, digital technology for vessel operation and maintenance, on-board DC power grid technology, energy efficient solution for various vessel types, and shaft power generation system application research on large merchant vessels, etc.
Head of Decarbonisation, China at A.P. Moller - Maersk
Karim Fahssis is heading decarbonisation for Maersk in China.
As a global provider of end-to-end logistics services with the ambition to achieve carbon net zero transport by 2040, it is a strategic imperative for Maersk that we develop and identify the solutions which will enable us to deliver on our aspirations.
His main focus is on securing production and sourcing of green methanol in China in time for the delivery of Maersk new vessels. He also advises Maersk’s landside department on its decarbonisation journey.
Karim Fahssis is an energy engineer by training and an entrepreneur having considerable experience with renewable energy projects. He has a strong technical background and a thorough understanding of the concepts and standards relevant to decarbonisation. A French national, Karim Fahssis has been a resident of China since 2005 with his family in China. He speaks Chinese fluently.
He holds a double master’s degree in mechanical engineering and fluid dynamics from Centrale Nantes engineering school (France) and energy management from the Xi’an Jiaotong University (China).
He was awarded by the MIT Technology Review as the “Innovator of the year 2014” for introducing disruptive software technologies to the global wind energy industry with a focus on prospecting superior resource sites and delivering bankable energy yield assessments.