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.
Launch of Germany’s first commercial vehicle rental company with hydrogen trucks
Hylane GmbH (hylane), a provider of climate-friendly mobility, officially launched today as a subsidiary of Cologne-based DEVK Versicherung. Hylane places environmental protection at the heart of its exclusively climate-friendly vehicle rental service. The company offers hydrogen trucks with different superstructures and installations. Vans and buses will follow at a later date. NOW provided advice and support to the start-up during its foundation phase.
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.
BMWi funding programme for the construction of sustainable refuelling tanker ships launched
Building a sustainable bunkering infrastructure for shipping with flexible refuelling vessels and simultaneously boosting the maritime economy, which has been hit by the crisis: The new funding programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi – Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie) meets exactly these objectives.
Climate-friendly shipping: world’s first use of CO2-neutral synthetic liquefied gas in maritime freight transport
The container ship ‘Elbblue’ (formerly ‘Wes Amelie’) was refuelled today in Brunsbüttel with 20 tonnes of CO2-neutral synthetic liquefied gas (SNG) for the first time. For the shipping industry, this is another significant milestone on the road to environmentally- and climate-friendly shipping.
Essberger initiates environmentally friendly modernisation of its shipping fleet
Hamburg, 18 May 2021 – The John T. Essberger Group today announced the closing of an agreement with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard Dingheng Co. Ltd. for the construction of four 6,660 DWT chemical tankers. Moreover, there are options for four additional vessels.
NOW Annual Report 2020 published
The mission statement of NOW GmbH is a climate-neutral society. We support the federal government in its climate and industrial policy goals by coordinating funding programmes open to all technologies on battery-electric mobility, the Mobility and Fuels Strategy, charging infrastructure for electric mobility and in the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology.