"The shipping industrie is now moving in the same successful green direction as hybrid cars."
CaymanBrack Capital Group Plc (CBCG) is convinced that vessels fitted with hybrid main propulsion machinery are the future and plans to invest in a hypermodern hybrid laboratory in collaboration with EuroNova Asset Managament Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
“Hybrid propulsion systems significantly reduce both fuel consumption and emissions,” says Tom Werres, R&D manager for CBCG´s marine activities.
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The biggest ecological challenge comes in commercial shipping. About 90% of world trade is transported by sea, according to the United Nations. Cruise ships, ferries, and cargo ships are often fueled with thick, high-sulfur and highly-contaminating fuel.
International shipping companies need to make drastic cuts to their emissions, a European Parliament report (pdf) warned in 2015. The industry will contribute about 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and its share could reach close to 17% by 2050, according to the report.
R & D Manager
“The aim of the project is to develop and demonstrate solutions for improved, more energy-efficient propulsion systems for marine use. What we have found so far is that a direct-current power system that incorporates an energy store (i.e. battery) would result in 15 per cent lower fuel consumption and emissions than a traditional alternating current system.”
Mr. Schmidtsdorff is R&D manager at CaymanBrack Capital Group Plc.
“Hybrid propulsion systems significantly reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. The hybridisation of 230 OSV/AHTS (Offshore Supply Vessel/Anchor Handling Tug Supply) could reduce CO2 emissions by
400 000 tonnes, equivalent to 163 average cars."
Mr. Christian Klupiec is assistant manager at the CaymanBrack Capital Group Plc.