Marine biofuels, offseting polution from ships

Maritime transport emits around 940 million tonnes of CO2 annually and is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (3rd IMO GHG study). These emissions are projected to increase significantly if mitigation measures are not put in place swiftly.

One of the numerous possible ways to comply with the IMO’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships is to use biofuels or biofuel blends. This statutory news aims to clarify the regulatory status and other considerations on using these new fuels.

In April 2018, the IMO agreed on a draft greenhouse gas strategy for shipping requiring the shipping sector to reduce its emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008’ while pursuing efforts towards phasing them out as soon as possible. It was agreed that the carbon intensity of international shipping should decline with reductions in CO2 emissions per transport work, as an average across international shipping, by at least 40% by 2030, pursuing efforts towards 70% by 2050, compared to 2008. 

The Biggest Companies that have already started using biofuels in their naval fleet and have begun testing with the development of their biofuels for ships:

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S , STENA , CMA CGM , NORDEN , Hapag-Lloyd , MSC , AMERICAN MARINE FORCES

 

What Kessler offers to the shipping companies and cargo companies:

 

Following the long-term IMO policy (which is consistent with the global climate policy), Kessler offers to create Great Green Sea Transport companies, powered by low-emission fuel, actively involved in fighting against climate warming and purifying the air of pollutants and greenhouse gases. Kessler offers shipping and cargo companies to become 100% environmentally friendly and achieve a zero-emission economy.

 How:

  •  Creating double-counting Carbon plantations in Asia and Europe (Based on the model of Kessler and the state of Israel). 

  • Own low-emission marine fuel Development and production of bio components, reducing CO2 emissions and achieving a most significant reduction of emissions not only of CO2 but also SOx. 

  • Fuel quality policy - meeting future quality requirements. Due to the order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transport (land, sea, air) and the gradual replacement of fossil fuels by renewable fuels, and to achieve stable company development, the only solution will be to use a fuel mix as part of the operations. This mix will be a combination of low carbon LNG and sustainable biofuels made from non-food raw materials.

  •  Our partners achieve the status of absolutely environmentally friendly, low-emission, and stable operations. Proving that a brand cleans the world more than it populates will gain public support on the local and the international markets and actively protect our planet.

  •  Earning a substantial additional income, saving a lot of money and uncertainty (Carbon credits prices are expected to increase rapidly), preparing the company for the future, and creating new business opportunities for its shareholders. 

 

Kessler offers the partners an essential role in the fuel industry and the solution to reach energy independence and supply other companies' demands for biofuels and carbon credits, increasing the abilities and position worldwide.

 

To summarize: The only efficient and profitable solution is prime genetics energy trees, which form high-scale carbon plantations on unfertile land, with a high return on investment and matching precisely the world directives and policy for sustainable zero-emissions energy economy.

 

 Producing fuels from food is banned, and producing inedible oils for energy is the only solution to proceed forward, all along with numerous benefits for the world and the society.

Low emission marine fuels - new challenges for the future

 

Based on the global zero-carbon economy policy, the maritime industry also faced new challenges regarding the shape and best formula of future low-emission marine fuels.

In this post, we would like to join the global discussion, as we are actively engaged in solving all problems related to reducing GHG emissions in the maritime industry.

Those problems must be quickly identified, and there are international conferences where great people and companies come together to save our planet. Many such great people took part in the Singapore International Bunkering Conference (Sibcon), where the development directions for low-emission marine fuels were accurately defined.

We all agree that this industry is more challenging to decarbonize and requires significant investment and close cooperation with other sectors. Close cooperation shortly will be necessary to develop the best formula for low-emission marine fuels, which will be widely available, physicochemically stable (high energy density), and produced in a sustainable manner.

Like many participants in this conference, our company entirely agrees with the opinion on LNG that it will be a transition fuel since emissions are 25% lower than traditional diesel fuel, and LNG is not considered a renewable energy source. Only as a low-emission traditional fuel. It is worth mentioning at this point that uncontrolled methane emission (as a result of unsealing of the system, etc.) is several times worse for the greenhouse effect than CO2 emission.

We also agree with the thesis that biofuels are the best solution because they are similar to traditional marine fuels in terms of their physicochemical parameters, and the absolutely minimum sulfur content (10 ppm) has an additional positive impact on environmental protection. Moreover, the biofuel production process is generally known, and it does not require such significant investments as in the case of LNG or hydrogen production in the electrolysis process.

In our opinion, hydrogen is also a solution for the future, primarily because it can be produced from renewable sources in a completely sustainable way.

So, analyzing all aspects of the future formula of marine fuels and the production method, the most critical challenge will be the sustainable production of these fuels based on low-emission raw materials. Sustainable production, i.e., one in which the control and complete monitoring of emissions is at every production stage - from the beginning of raw material production to the final product.

As the Kessler projects for the world Ltd, we pursue this path of sustainable biofuel development. A course based on inedible vegetable oils that do not compete with food, plus Carbon plantations. Our project includes several areas, which together constitute a whole, and as a whole will be offered as our proposal on the international markets.

Kessler's effective and profitable Carbon plantations are currently being developed in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Organization in Israel, based on the new advanced genetics of energy trees, drought-tolerant, and tolerant of extreme climatic conditions. These trees will produce oil with excellent quality parameters for producing advanced biofuels, matching precisely the needs of the biggest oil and energy companies. At the same time, our company will offer Carbon Credits to companies that have a problem with excessive emissions (also for marine companies).

Currently, the process of creating the first Carbon plantation has begun in Israel. At the same time, new genetic varieties of energy trees are being developed, and the first batches of oil obtained by the laboratory method are analyzed.

Our project is fully monitored regarding emissions, from grain to a finished product for the industry. Our plantations are created only in areas of low agricultural quality, desert, or degraded areas.

In our opinion, offering next-generation sustainable low carbon oil as a raw material for biofuels, together with Carbon Credits, is one of the best solutions for the industry. As mentioned in this post, it could be a collaboration to protect our planet for which we are all responsible.

Shortly, in the following posts, we will present the results of the obtained oils. We will submit information and photos from our plantation in Israel. We will inform you about the following Carbon plantations that our company will create in Europe and the Gulf region.

 

https://www.argusmedia.com/en/news/2148363-lowcarbon-marine-fuels-needed-well-before-2050-sibcon

 

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