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Decarbonising shipping – well-to-wake

To meet the climate targets in shipping, the marine sector must strive for deployment of non-fossil fuels that have lower greenhouse gas impact than the fossil fuels currently in use. To gain the best understanding of the life-cycle emissions caused by alternative fuels, emissions should be measured well-to-wake: from the fuel production to the fuel consumption for ship use.

By combining our knowledge of different fields, energy sector, and marine industry, Elomatic can ensure competitive solutions, assessing carbon emissions from well to wake

Future ship concepts

We have created ship concepts for the future with the focus on energy efficiency and environmentally friendly operation. Our expertise is based on a long tradition in ship design, covering all engineering disciplines and all design phases. Our processes utilize the most sophisticated methods and tools such as simulations and CFD (computational fluid dynamics) calculations.

New energy alternatives and hybrid machinery solutions are analyzed in different concepts. In local transport, direct battery driven solutions may be the solution. A hydrogen-based solution may be possible for short voyages. Ammonia-based machinery is one option mainly for deep sea shipping. 

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Marine Performance Upgrades

Elomatic provides key services to assist our customers to successfully implement their retrofit projects. The focus is on continuous improvement, hybrid powering solutions, alternative fuels as well as energy savings solutions in general.

Learn more about Elogrid

For example, our grid design for thruster openings, Elogrid, has been developed with purpose to reduce the additional resistance from the tunnels in sea service and improve the thrust forces induced by the propeller when maneuvering.

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Novel marine fuels

With the goal of carbon free operations, the whole marine scene is shifting from incinerating the waste of oil refineries – such as heavy fuel oils – to zero carbon footprint fuels. These commodities are produced with renewable, green energy.

Hydrogen is one option, but storage requires a lot of space, as well as very high pressure or extremely low temperatures. Ammonia and methanol are easier to handle, but they are carbon free only if produced with green energy. The best fuel option always depends on the area of operation and the ship's operational profile, as well as the availability of the fuel. 

We have set up a development company, Green NorthH2 Energy, to design a hydrogen production plant. The goal is to produce synthetic fuel for use in maritime and heavy transport.

Green energy production

In order to achieve economic competitiveness, new energy alternatives must simultaneously solve problems related to production, storage, and consumption. Elomatic’s solutions cover fuel refining, energy production as well as energy distribution and usage efficiency.

As an example, Elomatic has developed a unique offshore logistics solution for the construction of wind parks, Float Foundation. It eliminates the need for offshore lifting as wind turbines can be assembled onshore and towed to location and further lowered to seabed. Thus, it decreases offshore wind CAPEX and enables building offshore wind parks in previously inaccessible shallow waters.

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Report on the Ways to Decarbonizing Shipping

The Ways to Decarbonize Shipping report covers the various non-fossil production pathways of all the most relevant marine fuel choices. However, none of the alternative non-fossil fuel choices is without limitation.

Ways to Decarbonize Shipping

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News & Blog

Next Bridge Solution from LNG to Ammonia: Development of a Concept Design for “Ammonia-fuel Ready LNG-Fueled Vessel” Is Launched

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (hereinafter, NYK), MTI Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, MTI), and Elomatic, a Finnish consulting and engineering firm, launched the development of a concept design for “Ammonia-fuel Ready LNG-Fueled Vessel” (ARLFV), which covers the transition to future marine fuel.

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The introduction of renewable energy is a major step to improve the local and global environment and bring down costs universally around all industries. The pursuit of green energy has caused a tidal wave of technologies to sprout with the aim of improved energy economy and utili­zation of low-emission energy carriers. The IMO 2050 strategy […]

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Hydrogen Fuel in Maritime Use

Background, prerequisite and first visions of autonomous ships Radio communication for maritime industry started to develop in the beginning of 1900. 1910-1970 was the period for development of radio communication, gyro compass, radar and heading control. By marine electronics development, 1970-1995 route graphics on radar display, track control, conning displays, GMDSS and GPS and electronic […]

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Evolution of autonomous maritime operations driven by automation technology and digitalisation

I have been thinking what benefits shipowner and yard gets if they start concentrating to digital twin approach at early design phase. At least then virtual ship will be matching the real one more accurately. It will be ready with less effort at the end; when it has been built during the design phase. Project […]

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Does the ship design project benefit from Digital Twin approach?

The marine industry is well-known to be a significant source of harmful local (NOx, SOx and particulates) and global (mainly CO2 and CH4) emissions. The high emissions are a result of the traditional low grade “bunker fuels” used, which mainly consist of residuals and low-grade distillates. In recent years, however, public pressure regarding air pollution […]

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Fuel cells


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