MMMCZCS publishes new research paper on onboard methane emissions reduction

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (MMMCZCS) has published its second research paper in its Onboard Vessel Solutions series – Reducing methane emissions onboard vessels.

According to MMMCZCS, the new report – which follows a study on the role of onboard carbon capture (OCC) in maritime decarbonisation published earlier this month – provides overview of methane emission sources and levels onboard vessels and the technologies, solutions, and regulatory drivers that can help reduce them.

Among the conclusions made in the paper include:

  • A vessel’s total methane emissions should be considered, not just from main and auxiliary internal combustion engines
  • Cost-efficient onboard vessel methane emission reduction is possible but limited for existing vessels
  • Reducing onboard vessel methane emissions are needed to increase viability of electro- and biomethane fuel pathways
  • Proposed FuelEU for Maritime limits are not strict enough to activate onboard vessel methane emission reduction
  • Regulation is required for widespread adoption of onboard vessel methane emission reduction technologies and solutions

To view Reducing methane emissions onboard vessels, click here.

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Rhys Berry