The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 sulphur cap has had a major impact on the marine industry. However, this is not the end of the voyage – the IMO has announced plans to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50% by 2050, compared with 2008 levels.
The marine industry has embarked on a journey that will result in some far-reaching changes to vessel operations. To help unravel the facts, ExxonMobil has invited a cross-section of maritime experts to evaluate the likely impact of the changing emission regulations in a series of in-depth podcasts. Each conversation looks at a specific topic, which is discussed by experienced marine industry professionals who have a detailed knowledge of the subject. Listen in on the debates and learn what could happen beyond 2020.
Episode 1: Beyond 2020 – Where do we go from here?
Part 1: The changing fuels landscape
Evolving emission regulations will see the development of new fuel formulations. Will there be a single solution or is the industry facing an even more complex fuels landscape?
Part 2: The role of new technology
The drive to reduce vessel emissions isn’t only about fuel formulation; new technologies will also play a role. How much can wind-assist, battery power and solar cells realistically contribute?
Part 3: New fuels, new lubricants
The combustion characteristics of new fuel formulations will call for next-generation lubricants. Is there sufficient on-board knowledge to handle these complexities or will additional training be required?