The Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative (MAMII) greater than doubled its membership in its first 12 months, as introduced at Gastech 2023 in Singapore.
MAMII additionally confirmed three new members of its collective of delivery leaders aiming to handle the environmental implications of LNG within the trade.
MiQ, a methane measurement certification firm, Japanese delivery firm, NYK Line, and the main worldwide delivery line of Malaysia, MISC, all joined.
Underneath the steering of Safetytech Accelerator, MAMII was established on 6 September 2022, and has skilled substantial development in its inaugural yr, from seven preliminary members to 16 at this time.
In its first yr, the initiative has produced a methane technique panorama report for all companions, protecting methane regulatory necessities, Properly to Tank and Tank to Wake evaluation, and price profit evaluation. It additionally examined greater than 150 expertise corporations to create an ecosystem of 27 main methane tech corporations, of which 13 are actively engaged with MAMII companions.
Nonetheless, talking at Gastech, leaders of the initiative emphasised that the expertise ecosystem for methane measurement and abatement nonetheless required vital time and funding.
LNG is broadly understood to generate much less carbon dioxide, and emit much less nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter, for a similar propulsion energy as conventional fuels. However the environmental advantages of utilizing LNG are lessened by unburned methane passing by means of the combustion course of and into the environment, the place it has a big warming impact.
Steve Value, MAMII Programme Director, mentioned: “The accomplishments of MAMII’s first yr are testomony to the maritime trade’s dedication to decreasing its methane footprint.”
“There’s expertise out there at this time that may monitor and mitigate methane leaks onboard an LNG-fuelled ship. Now, a normal for methane emission measurement is crucial to start tackling considerations round practicality, security, and price, for shipowners and operators.”
“With the fitting expertise and the fitting monitoring of properly to tank, the advantages of LNG over gasoline oil can proceed to be reaped, whereas the trade develops the infrastructure required for different fuels equivalent to ammonia and hydrogen.”
MAMII will launch a complete progress report in January 2024. This report will make clear the methane emission problem and supply actionable steps for the trade to take.
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