New ferry “Nils Holgersson”: First LNG refuelling at Scandinavia Quay
With the commencement of operations of the new ferry “Nils Holgersson” in Travemünde, TT-Line has successfully further developed its green ship concept. The completely redesigned green ship focuses entirely on sustainability – especially in terms of its propulsion system: The “Nils Holgersson” is the very first ferry in operation in the southern Baltic Sea to be powered by LNG, making it one of the most environmentally friendly ferries ever.
First zero-emission pusher boat ELEKTRA christened in Westhafen, Berlin
In Berlin’s Westhafen today, Mayor Franziska Giffey christened the ELEKTRA. After almost two years of construction at the Hermann Barthel GmbH shipyard in Derben and transfer to the Westhafen in Berlin, now the long-term testing of this unique, innovative and emission-free pusher boat can begin.
MS Münsterland back in the Borkum service after LNG conversion
After 16 months of construction, the MS Münsterland ferry of AG EMS is back in regular service on the route between Borkum and the Dutch port of Eemshaven. The Münsterland is the third LNG vessel in the AG EMS Group. It was converted from regular diesel propulsion to the more environmentally friendly alternative, liquefied natural gas (LNG). To achieve this, AG EMS received funding support from the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport's (BMDV) guideline on funding for equipping and retrofitting seagoing vessels for the use of LNG as a maritime fuel.
Plug-in hybrid ferry for the Kiel Fjord: christening of the MS Friedrichsort
The new vessel of the Kiel Tug and Ferry Company (SFK) will be called ‘MS Friedrichsort’, christened on 24 March 2022 on Kiel’s Reventlou bridge. This is already the second plug-in hybrid ferry for the SFK – the godmother is Astrid Leßmann, a member of the SFK Supervisory Board and Kiel council member.
Catalogue of measures
The NOW Advisory Board Chairman outlines the hydrogen and fuel cell industry’s wishes for the further development of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) to the National Hydrogen Council.
ELEKTRA arrives at Westhafen in Berlin today!
After almost two years of construction at the Hermann Barthel GmbH shipyard in Derben, Germany, and a three-day transfer to Berlin's Westhafen, the testing of this unique, innovative and zero-emission push boat can now begin.
“High level of ambition is needed and possible” – National Hydrogen Council comments on EU’s Fit for 55 package
At the meeting of the National Hydrogen Council (Nationaler Wasserstoffrat – NWR) on 29 October 2021, discussions included the EU’s Fit for 55 package. The package includes proposals from the EU Commission on the revision or modification of directives and regulations in the area of climate protection policy for the purposes of implementing the European Green Deal.
NOW GmbH/TUHH study highlights the potential for renewable methane as a truck and maritime fuel
The technical (exploitable) potential of renewable methane to replace fossil natural gas as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and ships is vast. This is the conclusion of a recent study by NOW GmbH and the Institute for Environmental Technology and Energy Economics (IUE) at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), of which the final report was published today.