Fareham, UK- Focusing on ‘Beyond LNG – a wider view on low flash point and alternative fuels’. Gas Fuelled Ships 2017 Conference offers a technical perspective on the innovation and investment that is driving the uptake of LNG, methanol and other low-flashpoint fuels in the commercial shipping sector.
The Conference, which runs 13-15 November 2017, takes place aboard the world’s largest methanol fuel cell project, the vessel Viking Mariella. Installed as part of the e4ships project, funded by the German government’s National Innovation Program Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, Viking Mariella represents ‘the most serious, most advanced and largest fuel cell development project in the world’, according to safety and sustainability experts DNV GL.
The aim of the project is to prove the viability and safety of fuel cells for marine operations, and then develop feasible technical solutions that feed into the development of regulations facilitating their use.
The Viking Mariella’s crew, alongside SerEnergy, the developers behind the menthol fuel cell technology, will host a number of unique technical visits for delegates, including the engine room and bridge. Vikings Technical Fleet Manager will give a detailed presentation on the workings of the fuel cells.
Other conference sessions include an in-depth analysis on the use of low flash point fuels as a maritime fuel and the take up by and feedback from operators from different sectors in addition to the development and use of alternative fuels.
Welcoming over 150 delegates from around the globe, the 8th Motorship Gas Fuelled Ships Conference, in association with DNV GL, combines an informative and knowledge based conference with technical visits providing delegates access to real life operations. Exclusive networking sessions for delegates help to facilitate new business connections and form new partnership with key industry experts. The last few delegate places are available to develop a clearer understanding of this innovative technology.