New Fuels

We support companies on the transition to new energy sources and responsible shipping.

Our mission to cut emissions

The journey to decarbonize shipping has already begun. Working closely with our suppliers, customers, and the wider community, we are looking beyond the challenges of now into the energy solutions of the future.

Powerful solutions
New fuels solutions

Our experts lead the decarbonization efforts through fuel testing, research, industry coalitions and knowledge sharing projects.

NOX emission reduction
NOX emission reduction

In Stavanger we have partnered with EcoUrea, leading providers in NoX, Co2 and GHG reduction reagents.

Decarbonization compliance
Decarbonization compliance

Consult our experts to develop a targeted compliance plan for your fleet, ensuring adherence to regulations set for ports and areas along your journey.

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The decarbonizers

Transitioning your fleet to a new source of energy is a complex journey. Our team is available to share market knowledge and guide companies towards a greener future. Select a new fuel type to learn more.

LNG
Biofuels
Decarbonizing - Methanol Methanol
LPG
Hydrogen
Ammonia

LNG produces significantly lower NOx and CO2 emissions and zero SOx emissions when burned. It is considered a stepping-stone towards the energy transition. However, it may not be a permanent fuel solution because it emits CO2.

Biofuels are fully renewable and adaptable energy sources and emit 50% less carbon emissions than traditional fossil fuels. However, biofuels require high-water consumption and an abundance of food crops to produce.

Methanol is a green-burning fuel type that is renewable and biodegradable. It has a low risk of explosion and can also be converted into hydrogen.

LPG has low CO2 emissions and is fully compliant with all present and future SOx regulations. It offers an immediate solution due to existing infrastructure, however it is highly flammable and heavy when stored onboard.

Hydrogen does not produce CO2 and GHG, and has no noise or visual pollution. But extra cryogenic storage and materials are required for it to be used as a bunker fuel.

Ammonia generated through renewable sources will not emit any CO2 or SOx when combusted. It does not need high-pressure tanks or cryogenic drawers to work. However, it is highly toxic and corrosive so safety is an issue.

Navigating new fuels legislation

We understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing legislative environment. Here are the new fuels legislations that directly impact our industry, from regional regulations to global maritime directives.

Currently in progress

IMO & MEPC 80

The IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) revised its strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The most recent MEPC 80 session adopted guidelines on the life cycle GHG intensity of marine fuels (LCA guidelines). It approved amendments to the IMO ship fuel oil consumption Data Collection System (DCS). Interim biofuel guidelines were additionally approved, specifying criteria for sustainable biofuels to enhance a ship’s CII rating.

Starting 2023

Carbon Intensity Indicator

CII is a measure of a vessel’s operational efficiency for CO2 emissions. It will apply to all cargo and passenger vessels over 5,000 GT. In March 2024, the first annual CII report will be submitted for the calendar year 2023. Vessels will be rated A (best) to E (worst), with stricter thresholds by 2030, requiring immediate improvement actions from vessels rated C to E.

Starting 2024

EU ETS

The EU ETS regulates GHG emissions in the EU/EEA through cap-and-trade, restricting tradable EU Allowances (carbon credits). Starting Jan 1, 2024, the EU ETS will cover cargo/passenger vessels of 5000GRT or more, expanding to offshore vessels in 2027. The scope will cover CO2e from 2024, adding methane (CH4) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) from 2026. In 2024, companies must monitor, report, and verify emissions, surrendering allowances by September 2025. The phase-in period will increase from 40% allowance in 2024, 70% in 2025 to 100% in 2026. ETS covers ships trading within EU/EEA ports or voyages that begin or end in EU/EEA. It applies to 100% emissions from EU/EEA port trades and 50% emissions from EU/non-EU port trades.

Starting 2025

FuelEU Maritime

Starting from 1 January 2025, FuelEU Maritime will increase the use of renewable and low-carbon fuels within international shipping in the EU. GHG emission requirements will apply to 100% of energy used on voyages and port calls within the EU/EEA and 50% of energy used on voyages into or out of the EU/EEA.

Certified from production to consumption

biomass production
Non-edible biomass production
Pre-treatment
Pre-treatment
Feedstock storage
Feedstock storage
Bioenergy Conversion
Bioenergy Conversion
Consumption
Consumption

It’s a global effort

Collaborative efforts between the shipping, energy, infrastructure, and finance sectors with support from governments and authorities will accelerate the journey to decarbonization.

Green finance

Decreased cost of capital and substantial investment in greener fuels.

Bunkering supply & infrastructure

Sufficient fuel supply at all ports with new storage facilities, bunker vessels and transfer systems.

Ship technology

Innovative fuel storage, safety, propulsion systems and selective catalytic reduction within vessel design.

Societal pressure

Increased customer awareness and urgent need for sustainable shipping.

Port incentives

Priority access and discounts for shipping companies based on environmental criteria.

Regulators

A clear, legal framework for the shipping industry that is effective globally.

What's new in new fuels?

By Offshore Energy

DNV: Shipping faces uphill battle in securing carbon-neutral fuels

By Riviera MM

New engines developed for ammonia, hydrogen and methanol

By Argus Media
Alternative Marine Fuels

Alternative Marine Fuels

By Wartsila
forecastingfuels

Forecasting fuels of the future

By DNV
Bridging fuels

Bridging fuels

By Energy Monitor
Countries Launch Green Shipping Corridors at COP26

Countries Launch Green Shipping Corridors at COP26

By Riviera MM
Ammonia and Hydrogen Engines To Be Ready by 2050

Ammonia and Hydrogen Engines To Be Ready by 2050

By DNV
DNV Maritime Forecast to 2050

DNV Maritime Forecast to 2050

By SPG Global
Sustainable shipping has a two-speed setting

Sustainable shipping has a two-speed setting

By McKinsey & Company
Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

Green corridors: A lane for zero-carbon shipping

By SAFETY4SEA
Port of Rotterdam: Top-10 projects that will make it carbon neutral

Port of Rotterdam: Top-10 projects that will make it carbon neutral

By SAFETY4SEA
Suez Canal to offer financial incentives for green ships

Suez Canal to offer financial incentives for green ships

By Marine Insight
What is Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan?

What is Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan?

By Ship & Bunker
Denmark's Port of Hanstholm Plans Synthetic Methanol Production Facility

Denmark's Port of Hanstholm Plans Synthetic Methanol Production Facility

By Ship & Bunker
Denmark's Port of Hanstholm Plans Synthetic Methanol Production Facility

DNV to Lead Singapore's Ammonia Bunkering Study

By SAFETY4SEA
Enabling shipping's green transition through digital technology

Enabling shipping's green transition through digital technology

By McKinsey Sustainability
The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring

The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring

By MARINELOG
Isle of Man Ship Registry plans reduced fees for green ships

Isle of Man Ship Registry plans reduced fees for green ships

By Ship & Bunker
Denmark's Port of Hanstholm Plans Synthetic Methanol Production Facility

Container Industry Body Sets Out Pathways to Decarbonisation

By Climateworks Foundation
A big first step toward green shipping corridors

A big first step toward green shipping corridors

By Ship & Bunker
Denmark's Port of Hanstholm Plans Synthetic Methanol Production Facility

UK: Proposed Low-Emission Ports Get Go-Ahead

By The Medi Telegraph
Maritime decarbonization: new rules for shipowners are on the way

Maritime decarbonization: new rules for shipowners are on the way

By S&P Global
Sustainable shipping has a two-speed setting

Maritime sector eyes carbon price on bunker fuels as possible decarbonization solution

By Argus Media

Singapore sets tougher net-zero emissions target

By Riviera MM
Technology enables owners to cut tug fuel consumption

Technology enables owners to cut tug fuel consumption

By SAFETY4SEA
Port of Barcelona to invest €110 million in in onshore power supply systems

Port of Barcelona to invest €110 million in in onshore power supply systems

By SAFETY4SEA
Port of Amsterdam launches Clean Shipping Vision to make shipping more sustainable

Port of Amsterdam launches Clean Shipping Vision to make shipping more sustainable

By Wartsila
Storage technologies will play a major role in our future energy systems

Storage technologies will play a major role in our future energy systems

By SAFETY4SEA
Costs of Climate Inaction: Shipping could face $25 billion costs per year due to climate change

Costs of Climate Inaction: Shipping could face $25 billion costs per year due to climate change

By OFFSHORE ENERGY
Green hydrogen-based fuels are the best option for shipping's green transition, report finds

Green hydrogen-based fuels are the best option for shipping's green transition, report finds

By U.S. Dept. of State
Green Shipping Corridors

Green Shipping Corridors

By FASTCOMPANY
How ship tech is becoming more sustainable

How ship tech is becoming more sustainable

By ICS Shipping
Fuelling the Fourth Propulsion Revolution

Fuelling the Fourth Propulsion Revolution

By SAFETY4SEA
Poseidon Principles now cover more than 50% of global ship finance portfolio

Poseidon Principles now cover more than 50% of global ship finance portfolio

By World Economic Forum
Action on clean hydrogen is needed to deliver net-zero by 2050. Here's how

Action on clean hydrogen is needed to deliver net-zero by 2050. Here's how

By Ship & Bunker
Denmark's Port of Hanstholm Plans Synthetic Methanol Production Facility

Sulfur Sniffer Drone Deployed in Strait of Gibraltar

By New Atlas
Methanol as fuel: An accessible early step toward clean shipping

Methanol as fuel: An accessible early step toward clean shipping

By World Economic Forum
Why shipping might be about to get a little bit slower

Why shipping might be about to get a little bit slower

By Offshore Energy
Shipping needs up to $28 billion per year to switch to carbon-neutral fuels by 2050, DNV forecasts

Shipping needs up to $28 billion per year to switch to carbon-neutral fuels by 2050, DNV forecasts

By Ship & Bunker
New Assessment of Zero and Low Emission Marine Fuels Released

New Assessment of Zero and Low Emission Marine Fuels Released

By Offshore Energy
DNV: Hydrogen likely to have limited uptake in deep-sea shipping

DNV: Hydrogen likely to have limited uptake in deep-sea shipping

By Transport & Environment
EU agrees to the world’s first green shipping fuel requirement

EU agrees to the world’s first green shipping fuel requirement

By Seatrade Maritime
87% of seafarers say training needed for handling new fuels

87% of seafarers say training needed for handling new fuels

By Offshore Energy
New ICS report pinpoints ‘risk multipliers’ to maritime’s green transition

New ICS report pinpoints ‘risk multipliers’ to maritime’s green transition