No, There Won’t Be Nuclear-Powered Commercial Shipping This Time Either

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 26 May 2023 17:35:32 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a nuclear reactor cooling tower on a big cargo ship, digital artNuclear for commercial ships is so obviously flawed from a business perspective that I didn’t even bother to include it in my quadrant chart of sexy vs impractical maritime decarbonization technologies.

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What Do Battery Energy Density Improvements Really Mean For Trucks, Ships, & Planes?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 17:35:13 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an airplane flying over a container ship on a sunny day, digital artThe future of all ground transportation and an awful lot of aviation and marine shipping being electric, low-carbon, quieter, and a lot less smelly is within reach. It would be rude not to reach out and grab it with both hands.

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The Pathways To Biofuels: A Survey Of Why We Should Stop Fretting

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 18:35:58 +0000

DALL·E generated image of turning plants into fuel, digital artWe have enough waste biomass feedstock to fulfill all of our transportation needs, and the market and a bunch of bright people will figure out which ones are cheapest and lowest impact.

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Aqua superPower Global Marine Fast Charge Network Expands To San Francisco Bay

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Wed, 10 May 2023 14:40:54 +0000

Marine fast charge operator Aqua superPower announced the first installation of its electric boat fast charging stations in the San Francisco Bay Area at Westpoint Harbor, in Silicon Valley’s Redwood City. Westpoint Harbor is a world-class, award-winning marina that offers a protected harbor with modern slips up to 120’ and dry storage. As a Clean […]

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Is Green Hydrogen Always Green?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2023 19:01:31 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a green hydrogen industrial facility beside a coal generation plan, digital artGovernments shouldn’t be rewarding firms that are actually emitting more CO2e just because they are making hydrogen.

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Electric Boats To Jumpstart Japan’s Floating Offshore Wind Industry

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2023 14:25:59 +0000

floating wind offshore japanA fleet of electric boats could build new floating offshore wind farms in Japan that deploy new cost-cutting tensile leg platform technology, eventually.

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Electrifying The Fleet … On The Water

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2023 19:35:50 +0000

Malcolm Betts of Betts Boat Electrics invited us down to the yacht capital of the Gold Coast at Coomera to show us how he is working to electrify a fleet of medium size yachts. We were joined by Jon Day, who will soon be publishing a video of the experience on YouTube. We explored 4 […]

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Atlantic Crossing By Methanol-Powered Ship Is Neither Viable Nor Carbon Neutral

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2023 11:30:46 +0000

DALL·E generated image of an electric container ship sailing on a beautiful sea under a clear sky, digital artOver the past couple of years, I’ve reached the end of my first set of scenarios for marine decarbonization through 2100. My bets are on batteries for all inland and two-thirds of short-sea shipping, and biofuels for the rest. It took me years to work through the aspects of synthetic and biologically fossil fuel alternatives, […]

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