Caledonian MacBrayne, a Scottish ferry operating company, is to install fuel consumption control technologies and cut CO2 emissions as part of ‘Project Ecoship’.
According to Caledonian MacBrayne, the project will help to reduce 1, 800 tonnes of CO2 emissions. They also estimate that the £450, 000 cost of installation will be seen in fuel saving returns in one year.
The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has surpassed every air pollution reduction target set by the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan for 2014.
Diesel particulates emissions have been cut by by 85% since 2005, surpassing the 72% target. Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx) have dropped by 50% and 97% respectively since 2005.
Scotland-based Celtic Renewables Ltd. (Celtic Renewables) says it has developed a commercial-scale method for producing biofuel from a whiskey fermentation byproduct, which is currently being trialled for use in the shipping industry, Reuters reports.
Eco Marine Power Co. Ltd. (EMP) is focusing on the solar component of its wind and solar marine propulsion system, as the Japan-based company moves towards commercialisation of its Aquarius MRE renewable energy solution.