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ABS leads EMSA consortium studying alternative fuels and technologies

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A consortium led by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) along with CE Delft and Arcsilea has announced that it will perform six studies on alternative fuels and decarbonization technologies for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

It's a four-year project to study key aspects of the decarbonization of shipping, including biofuels, ammonia, hydrogen, wind-assisted propulsion, air lubrication, and other promising technologies. The initiative is part of EMSA's mission to provide technical assistance to the EU Commission and member states in the promotion of sustainable shipping and support the shift to low- and zero-carbon operations.

"This will be a monumental study that will provide an unprecedented degree of guidance and clarity with regards to the maritime application of alternative fuels and energy-saving devices," said Georgios Plevrakis, ABS Director, Global Sustainability. 

"ABS understands that no one company has the solution to shipping's decarbonization challenge and only by working together will the industry meet our sustainability ambitions. That is why we are engaged in projects all over the world with leading industry players to develop practical solutions and support their safe adoption by the industry. We are proud to work with CE Delft and Arcsilea in this important series of studies."

"It is important for regulators and shipping companies alike to understand the sustainability, availability, and economics of the emerging fuel options. CE Delft is proud to contribute to these comprehensive studies," said Anouk van Grinsven, CE Delft Director, Sustainable Transport Fuels. 

Author : Moulin Oza
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