Alternative Low Emission Fuel for the Maritime Industry

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In line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) initial goals for reducing carbon dioxide and Greenhouse Gas emission, the maritime industry is urgently researching viable options for low emission alternative fuels.

We have sought to understand which factors may influence the take up of low emission alternative fuels and what practical impacts may be experienced or require consideration by the Club, our Members, ship owners, operators, managers and crew.

With the assistance of an expert in the field, this Alternative Low Emission Fuel For The Maritime Industry reference document aims to assist with raising awareness and deepening understanding within the maritime community.

About our expert

Colin Robertshaw is a Doctoral Researcher of maritime operations and technology within the UCL Energy Institute. His PhD research is concerned with the transition pathways that are associated with the adoption of hydrogen based synthetic fuels within the maritime industry. He has held positions involved in the design, construction, survey and technical operation of various vessel types and associated systems. Colin holds an MSc in Marine and Offshore Power Systems and a BEng (Hons) in Marine Technology, awarded by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is also a qualified Chief Engineer with shipboard engineering experience.

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