11 Sep '13, 11am

Bid to build world’s first plant producing marine biofuel: Denmark’s Port of Frederikshavn, Aalborg University...

The plant will produce sulphur-free fully renewable fuel for the several thousand vessels passing through the port annually. “Based on our research plant at Aalborg University and on-going project activities of Steeper Energy to establish a pilot-scale plant in Alberta, Canada, the technical challenges and risk involved in a plant in Frederikshavn will be significantly reduced, paving the way for a full scale commercial plant in Denmark,” says Lasse Rosendahl, professor at Aalborg University, Department of Energy Technology. This follows news of a zero-tolerance law on sulphur content in marine fuel, which comes into effect from 1 January 2015, in the Sox Emission Control Areas (SECA). This will force fleet operators in regions such as the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to either install flue gas cleaning equipment on board, or switch to a sulphur-free fuel. According to the...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/34470/bid-to-bui...

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