Setting out the zero-carbon future for the UK’s biggest port and busiest inland waterway

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has awarded a contract to model the future of energy demand and supply on the tidal Thames as it looks to shape the zero carbon port for the future.

Royal HaskoningDHV, working with the UCL University Maritime Advisory Services will undertake the energy demand study for the PLA, building on the Emission Reduction Roadmap for Inland Vessels on the tidal Thames, released in 2020. The roadmap sets out options available for reducing air and carbon emissions, including biofuel and emissions abatement, battery-electric, and fuel cell-electric; it concluded a mix of energy provisions will be needed to suit the different operational needs on the tidal river.

The aim of the energy demand modelling is to assess the energy solutions and infrastructure needed to support decarbonisation in order to create certainty for adoption of low carbon technologies, for operators on the Thames, including the PLA’s own vessels. It will help the PLA and the wider Thames community in making their investment decisions.

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UK to strip offshore wind subsidies from foreign supply chains

The UK Government has confirmed plans to remove subsidies for offshore wind development from companies unless they use British manufacturers.

Government ministers had previously proposed the measures as a method of developing the country into a ‘world leader in low-cost clean power generation’. While the UK has the most offshore wind generation of any country, most infrastructural developments have come from other European countries.

The new conditions of contracts would apply only to projects larger than 300MW. 

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Inland navigation barge set to connect Netherland’s two largest hydrogen sources

A grant has been issued by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Public, under its Green Deal initiative, in support of the first Dutch inland navigation barge powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

The project, administered under the Dutch Green Deal for zero-emission shipping and ports, will not just be a flagship of the Dutch maritime hydrogen movement, but will likewise establish a backbone of maritime hydrogen refuelling options in both the Port of Rotterdam and the northern Netherlands Groningen Seaports.

The ‘Antonie’ will be a newly built inland navigation barge operated by Lenten Scheepvaart which will be responsible for transporting salt between the Port of Rotterdam and Groningen Seaports.

Therefore, this will connect two of the Netherlands largest hydrogen sources via inland waterways.

The charter will be issued by Nouryon, which will also be the hydrogen supplier, and contracted by the NPRC Cooperation with the fuel cell power system being provided by Koedood Marine Group.

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Using Green Technology to Create an Eco-friendly Lido on the Thames

THAMES BATHS (BY STUDIO OCTOPI) Potted history of lidos on the Thames. Modern day plans for a sustainable lido.

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Low Emission Marine Fuel From Waste Plastics

Low Emission Marine Fuel from Waste Plastics, Clean Planet Oceans, Ultra-Clean Marine, Decrease Harmful Emissions, Reduce Sulphur Pollution, Net-Zero Carbon Emissions, Reduces CO2e Emissions

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