Is the shipping market hindering efficiency?

Energy efficient ships are saving millions of pounds on fuel but the market is failing to reward the owners. The UCL Energy Institute (UCL) and the Carbon War Room (CWR) have released a study that suggests efficient vessels do not appear to deliver significant rewards for anyone other than the fuel payer. That’s despite the […]

Want to help improve the fuel efficiency of ships?

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners for a new project which it hopes will help improve the fuel efficiency of large shipping vessels. They would need to set out how their technology will deliver fuel savings of at least 10% and show how they would design, supply and demonstrate flettner rotor sail technology […]

£7.5m fund to manage energy on ships open

A £7.5 million fund aimed at boosting energy efficiency at sea is now open for bids. It is part of the Managing Energy on Marine Vessels competition, which is run by Innovate UK and partly funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Projects are expected to range between £500,000 and £1.5 million. David Elson, Lead […]

Aye Aye Captain! £7.5m to manage energy on ships

Funding worth £7.5 million is to be provided to improve the ways in which energy is managed on ships and other marine and maritime vessels. Companies with innovative ideas can soon bid for a share of the cash ranging between £500,000 and £1.5 million. Projects must be led by a business and be collaborative with […]

Royal Navy jacks up air con energy savings

The Royal Navy is about to hoist up its energy savings with upgrades to the air conditioning and heating systems on its warships. HVAC firm E-CO UK was commissioned by engineering firm BAE Systems to improve the air treatment units on 14 British Royal Navy frigates. Air con is needed as many of the Type […]

US fund to develop biofuels for military jets

The US Government has announced funding worth nearly $18 million (£11.8m) for new projects to develop advanced biofuels for military jets and ships. The cash will be used for four innovative pilot-scale bio-refineries in California, Iowa and Washington. They will test renewable biofuels as a domestic alternative to power cars, trucks and planes that meet […]

£40m heavy duty vehicle energy project launched

The Energy Technologies Institute yesterday launched one of Europe’s largest heavy duty vehicle efficiency programmes. The £40m programme will look at increasing the efficiencies of shipping, heavy goods vehicles, construction and agricultural equipment by almost a third. Heavy duty vehicles currently contribute 8% of the UK’s overall CO2 emissions. The low carbon fuel options for […]

Smog lifts on a greener Los Angeles

Think of Los Angeles and one of the first things that comes to mind is the smog that famously has hung over the city’s skyline. But the ‘city of angels’ is changing its polluting ways: last year it harnessed almost 20% of its electricity from renewable sources. And now the LA Metro has replaced its […]

Bid to set standards for offshore wind farm vessels

The first rules aimed at establishing a set of uniform standards for the growing fleet of vessels that serve offshore wind farms have been published. International classification society Det Norske Veritas has put together the guidelines and the first vessel being built to them is already under construction at South Boats Medina Shipyard on the […]

Liverpool chosen for £300m biomass project

A £300m biomass facility has been targeted to be built in a dock at Liverpool port. British renewable energy firm RES has revealed plans for the project at the Port of Liverpool’s Alexandra Dock. RES would use wood as a fuel source for the plant, as well as potentially waste wood from the surrounding area, […]