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Dec 2, 2000
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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
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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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
 
Dec 2, 2000
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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
 
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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