DNV GL Releases Alternative Fuels For Shipping Industry White Paper

- Apr 20, 2018-

The DNV GL Classification Society today published a white paper on alternative fuels, evaluating a range of alternative fuels and their technologies. The white paper titled "Alternative Fuels and Technology - For the Greener Shipping Industry" examines alternative fuels and technologies including LNG, LPG, hydrogen, fuel cells, and hybrid and battery technologies. Prices, availability, regulatory challenges and environmental benefits are compared with traditional fuels using desulfurizers and new low-sulfur fuels. Through this new white paper, DNV GL aims to provide insights to the shipping industry and help the industry to prepare for the global sulfur restriction order to be implemented on January 1, 2020. Welding overlay


"The forthcoming IMO restrictions on shipping sulphur emissions may have a major impact on the maritime industry and are likely to change the pattern of alternative fuels," said Trond Hodne, senior vice president and director of sales and marketing of the Maritime Department at DNV GL. , “Our new white paper aims to provide interested parties interested in various options and to balance the development potential of these fuels and technologies. We hope to enrich the knowledge system and make investment decisions more deterministic. And confidence." pipe fittings


The technologies and fuels in the White Paper are most widely used in the shipping industry today: LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuels, hydrogen, battery systems, fuel cell systems, and wind assisted propulsion. The white paper identifies and examines factors that may affect the shipping industry's acceptance and use of alternative fuels and technologies, including environmental compatibility, availability, fuel costs, and international norms under the IGF rules. The White Paper predicts that the vast majority of conventional fuel-powered vessels in operation will switch to traditional low-sulfur fuels or continue to use heavy oil (HFO) with desulfurizer systems. 90 deg elbow


For newbuildings, sulfur-restricting orders may become the main driver of alternative fuels. Gerd Würsig, commercial director of alternative fuel ships at DNV GL Marine, believes that LNG will become the most powerful competitor: "LNG has overcome the obstacles related to international regulations. At present, the quantity is sufficient to meet the needs of the shipping industry for many years.It also meets the trend of lower demand for carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and micro-particle emissions.But in the end, what is the best concept of application demand has to be owned by the shipowner. According to the specific circumstances, DNV GL is ready to help the industry find the best solution." LR Elbow