The Emissions Reduction Award recognises a product, process or management approach that has been brought to the marine market (or substantially improved and relaunched) during the previous calendar year and can demonstrate significant emissions reductions.
There is a difference between improving efficiency and reducing emissions. Although efficiency improvements also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, shipowners will soon need to look far beyond these tweaks if they are to meet ambitious IMO targets by 2030 and 2050. New technologies including electric propulsion, renewable power sources and gas fuels will be among these. Emissions reduction also includes environmental improvements beyond greenhouse gases, including measures to abate sulphur and nitrogen emissions.
Candidates will be expected to detail claimed emission reductions in a way that will allow them to compare across concepts, as well as providing case studies and/or technical details.
Nominations for the 2019 Efficiency Improvement Award have now closed, details of those shortlisted will be announced shortly. The award will be presented to the winner at the Marine Propulsion Awards after Day 1 of the Sulphur Cap 2020 conference in Amsterdam on May 8th.