In sum, the electrification of maritime vessels is at the infant industry stage. Because of the current limitations of battery technology, all- electric vessels are limited to short journeys between recharge points. So for operators of long distance voyages, the medium-term future is hybrid where batteries work with fossil fuels. But to reach net zero emissions in thirty years’ time, electrification could well be the answer and this requires further advances in technology.
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By Nicholas Newman energy journalist and copywriter www.nicnewmanoxford.com Under The International Maritime Organization’s regulations, ships built after 2025 will be 30 percent more efficient, with better engines, cleaner fuels and smarter speed management. In anticipation, ship designers, builders and engine manufacturers are currently working on improving energy efficiency with a new engine, […]
Africa, with 16% of the world’s population and rapid economic development relies on cars, trucks, vans and buses to keep people and goods moving. Sales of new buses, trucks and light vehicles in Africa reached nearly three-quarters of a million in 2014. The transport sector here, as elsewhere, predominantly relies on […]