NYK has participated as a key associate within the Methane Abatement in Maritime Innovation Initiative (MAMII), an initiative to cut back methane emissions within the maritime trade.
MAMII is led by Safetytech Accelerator, a non-profit organisation established by Lloyd’s Register Group. Since MAMII’s institution in September 2022, 16 corporations and organisations, together with NYK, have participated.
In its first 12 months, the initiative has produced a methane technique panorama report masking methane regulatory necessities, ‘Properly to Tank’ and ‘Tank to Wake’ evaluation, and value profit evaluation.
Since LNG gas can scale back carbon dioxide emissions by 25% in comparison with standard heavy oil gas, NYK has positioned LNG gas as one of many bridge options till the realisation of zero-emission ships sooner or later and is thus selling the usage of LNG-fuelled vessels. However, methane slip, methane fuel emissions from LNG into the environment, is a essential challenge for decreasing greenhouse fuel.
NYK has been the primary to undertake a next-generation dual-fuel engine that may scale back the quantity of methane slip by about half in comparison with standard programs. As well as, NYK has been actively working to cut back additional the environmental impression of LNG-fuelled vessels, such because the introduction of shaft mills that may generate electrical energy utilizing the rotation of the shaft related from the principle engine to the propeller throughout voyages and the battery hybrid system, which contributes to the environment friendly operation of the principle engine and energy technology engine.
By way of its participation in MAMII, NYK will contribute to decarbonising the maritime trade by means of co-creation with companions who share the identical objectives and points.
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