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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Shipping Sees Another Partnership To Address Environmental Improvements
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Every sizeable company in the shipping and logistics industries are dedicating some resources to improving their environmental performance and now two organisations in entirely separate fields have joined forces in a bid to deliver demonstrable and transparent improvements in performance, efficiency and environmental emissions for the global shipping fleet.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?opti on=com_content&view=article&id=54945:shipping-sees -another-partnership-to-address-environmental-impr ovements-&catid=3:international-shipping-news&Item id=63
 
Michael H. Standart

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From The Motor Ship:

The return of coal-fired steam ship propulsion
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A new type of steam engine has been developed in the USA that could see coal - or oil - fired steam power returning to the sea, writes Dag Pike.

The design — known as the Cyclone Power Mark V engine - has been developed to operate on any type of fuel, including powdered coal. At present Cyclone has a 100hp test unit up and running in a boat and a 350hp unit is under development.
More at http://www.motorship.com/features101/engines-and-p ropulsion/the-return-of-coal-fired-steam-ship-prop ulsion
 
Michael H. Standart

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Today's Feature Story from The Hellenic Shipping News:

UN Agencies Unveil Ten Proposals to Safeguard the Oceans
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The Blueprint for Ocean and Coastal Sustainability sounds the alarm about the health of the ocean, and explains how it influences our everyday life by regulating the climate, providing highly-nutritious food and by sustaining livelihoods and economies. It recalls that although the ocean accounts for 70 percent of the surface of our planet, only one percent of it is protected.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55817:un-agencies-u nveil-ten-proposals-to-safeguard-the-oceans-&catid=44:latest-news&Itemid=64
 
Michael H. Standart

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Today's Feature Story from The Chicago Tribune:

Badger ferry owners seek landmark status for coal-burning ship
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Facing a deadline to stop dumping toxic coal ash into Lake Michigan, owners of the last coal-powered steamship on the Great Lakes are pushing for it to join Mount Vernon, Lincoln's Tomb and Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace as a protected national historic landmark.
More at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-lake-michigan-car-ferry-20111107,0,2923884.story
 
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From Baird Maritime:

Using hydrogen as a fuel begins at sea
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Ships are a good place to start in the development of a hydrogen economy aimed at achieving long-term emissions reductions. In a future envisaged by Professor John Andrews’ of RMIT University in Australia, a hierarchy of coastal and offshore production, storage and distribution centres could service hydrogen-fuelled ships. As the network grows, it could increasingly service land-based transport as well. The hydrogen would be produced sustainably by the electrolysis of seawater using wave, tide and wind power.
More at http://www.bairdmaritime.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11726:using-hydrogen-as-a- fuel-begins-at-sea&catid=116:environment&Itemid=211
 
Michael H. Standart

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Michael H. Standart

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Today's Feature Story from The Hellenic Shipping News:

LNG as ship fuel is gaining momentum says DNV
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"Increasing focus on LNG as a clean and cost effective ship fuel has brought forward initiatives throughout the shipping industry, preparing the ground for a more rapid introduction of LNG as fuel for ships in all segments," said Mr. Remi Eriksen, COO of DNV Asia Pacific & Middle East at a press conference at the Marintec China in Shanghai.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/en-gb/News.aspx?ElementId=828876db-d0f9-41e4-9dd8-cccfe2cf6b9a
 
Michael H. Standart

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Today's Feature Story from The Australian:

Bottom of the harbour
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IT took 10 years for Graham McVean to get permission to build a jetty on his private getaway island, located in an unlikely paradise in the Gladstone industrial port harbour on the central Queensland coast.

McVean could never understand why his jetty posed such an unacceptable environmental risk, surrounded as it was by a coal loader, Australia's biggest cement works, two failed shale oil projects, an alumina refinery, aluminium smelter and cyanide factory for the gold industry.
More HERE
 
Michael H. Standart

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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

The End of a Brief (But Heavy) Episode
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"We're drinking my friend, to the end of the brief episode sings Frank Sinatra in one of his most charismatic ballads so make it one for my baby and one more for the road". Change is hard and when the time comes to move on, we all need "one more for the road". And that’s as true in business as in affairs of the heart.A (fairly) Brief Episode Recently the shipping industry has spent the "wee small hours" of the morning worrying about its love affair with heavy fuel oil.
More HERE
 
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Today's Feature Story from Baird Maritime:

Breakthrough in producing biofuel from algae
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A team of scientists has developed breakthrough technology that helps to further enable the wide-scale use of seaweed (macroalgae) as a feedstock for advanced biofuels and renewable chemical production.
More HERE
 
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