We have to shift the lens from focusing only on the operational CO2 emissions of a newbuilding to also focus on and include the emissions related to building the ship in the first place!
Of course you can reduce the operational emissions from ferries by building a new ferry with greener propulsion types. Only problem is, we’re just solving half the challenge...
“Thirty percent of the CO2 emissions of a ship during its entire lifetime derive from the mere building of the ship. We have to look at the ship’s TOTAL CO2 impact – building and operation included. We are convinced that there is a huge CO2-saving potential in focusing more on retrofits than on newbuilds,” says CCO Anders Ørgård of OSK-ShipTech A/S.
Together with seven innovative partners, OSK-ShipTech participates in Energy Cluster Denmark’s innovation project which investigates if converting domestic ferry MARGRETE LÆSØ from diesel to methanol in its bid to become CO2-neutral and particle-free is practically feasible in relation to her operational profile. If proven feasible, 53 domestic routes in Denmark alone could benefit from the project.
LÆSØ KOMMUNE, EMENERGI, Advent Technologies A/S, Nordhavn Power Solutions A/S, Hydrogen Valley, DBI, AAU Energy and Energy Cluster Denmark.
Proof of concept - installation demands of the new technology related to bunkering, handling, and safety aspect of methanol on passenger ferries - ready for implementation within 5 years.
Read the article from Energy Cluster Denmark: Grønnere færgefart på vej til Læsø, 24 February 2022
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