• 2020 July 20 19:04

    DNV GL expert testifies before a U.S. Congressional Committee on how collaboration across sectors is the key to accelerating clean energy innovation

    Jennifer States, director for Blue Economy at DNV GL, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy during its hearing on “From Lab to Market: Accelerating our Progress toward Economic Recovery and a Clean Energy Future.”

    The hearing considered two bills before the U.S. Congress, H.R. 3575 IMPACT for Energy Act, and the Energizing Technology Transfer Act, both of which are potential solutions for the Department of Energy to create an environment that enables collaborative environments that can help accelerate commercialization of new energy technologies.

    “We are facing an incredible opportunity and critical need to accelerate the commercialization of clean energy technologies. We need to embrace this opportunity for economic and environmental reasons: to reduce emissions as well as to create sustainable clean energy jobs to propel the U.S. out of the economic crisis we face,” said Ms. States in her testimony. Partnerships and collaboration across public and private entities are critical to enable the necessary innovations and develop systematic approach to new technologies needed to address climate change effectively.

    Ms. States’ testimony draws upon her experience directing projects for Washington Maritime Blue, a Cluster organization that is charged with implementing Washington State’s strategy for the Blue Economy. It is a non-profit partnership between public entities, private industry, community organizations, and research institutions to find solutions that cerate economic growth, healthy ecosystems and thriving communities. The proposed IMPACT for Energy Foundation aligns with the purpose of Washington Maritime Blue by fostering collaboration across sectors and industries and supporting research, technology development, and economic growth at a regional level.

    Cluster organizations like Washington Maritime Blue provide the fundamental elements that foster this growth by identifying regional strengths and enabling a regional response. For example, its Joint Innovation Project for growing a “Maritime Hydrogen Ecosystem through Formic Acid Storage Pathways” taps into a broader pool of expertise, facilities and funding that is not possible with a single entity. The project is a public-private partnership to demonstrate the potential of Formic Acid as a Liquid Hydrogen Carrier by deploying a 1 MW mobile shore power Hydrogen system. No one organization is able to provide all of the elements required for this systematic project approach:

    Tacoma Power’s off-peak clean energy from hydropower will be utilized for electrolysis to produce zero-emission Hydrogen.

     The technology to capture Hydrogen and CO2 in the form of Formic Acid, which acts as a Liquid H2 Carrier for safer storage and transport, was initially developed by DNV GL and licensed to OCO, Inc . The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will provide conversion technology for Formic Acid to Hydrogen that can be utilized in a Fuel Cell for power generation.

    “As demonstrated by Washington Maritime Blue and DNV GL’s joint innovation projects, a collaborative, cross-cutting approach to technology development and commercialization can create benefits and opportunities that are shared by many,” said Richard S. Barnes, region president for Energy North America at DNV GL. “The proposals discussed today will enable investment and innovation that can create new jobs, build communities, and accelerate the energy transition.”

    About DNV GL

    DNV GL is the independent expert in risk management and quality assurance, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV GL advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions. Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV GL enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.




2021 April 15

13:35 Sparta III delivered cargo for construction of airfield in Arctic
13:13 UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid PCTCs
12:59 Cargo transit potential of Northern Sea Route estimated at several million tonnes per year
12:30 Seaports of Okhotsk Sea and Tatar Strait increased their throughput by 15% in 3M’21
12:11 DEME Offshore and Penta-Ocean establish JV to develop Japan’s offshore wind industry
11:41 Panama Canal Authority postpones planned price hike following calls from shipping industry
11:29 Atomflot estimates technical readiness of icebreaker Sibir at 88%
11:07 Georgia Ports Authority orders 28 Konecranes container cranes as larger ship traffic grows
10:34 BHP, Oldendorff and GoodFuels successfully complete first trial with biofuel supplied in Singapore
10:17 Traffic along the Northern Sea Route may become year-round in the near future – Vladimir Putin
10:16 Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam readies HNLMS Evertsen for voyage to Japan
09:52 Advanced technologies for HES waterproofing, repair and corrosion protection to be discussed at online webinar on April 27
09:33 Oil prices start decreasing after a period of growth
09:15 Baltic Dry Index as of April 14

2021 April 14

18:14 Stockholm Exergi orders Agilon automated warehouse solution from Konecranes
17:41 Throughput of Kaliningrad port in 3M’2021 fell by 13% Y-o-Y
17:41 Alblasserdam’s Container Transferium gets ready for further growth
17:12 ABS publishes guidance on shipping power and propulsion decarbonization technologies
16:53 Throughput of port Vyborg in 3M’2021 rose by 47% Y-o-Y
16:30 The Korean Register publishes technical report for ammonia fueled ships supporting the commercial adoption of ammonia as ship fuel
16:14 Throughput of port Vysotsk in 3M’2021 fell by 5% Y-o-Y
15:56 Throughput of port Primorsk in 3M’2021 fell by 22% Y-o-Y
15:32 GTT receives an order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co. Ltd. for the tank design of a new LNG carrier
14:47 Omsk River Port to arrange pilot voyage for grain exports to China by Irtysh river this year
14:25 ABS joins SOFC4Maritime fuel cell development JDP
13:43 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches RSD59 ship Nikolai Leonov built for Alfa LLC
13:22 Wärtsilä signs an agreement with NYK and MTI to evaluate Expert Insight predictive maintenance service
12:59 Port of HaminaKotka throughput in 3M’20201 fell by 2.3% YoY
12:20 Port of Oakland imports up 45 percent in March 2021
12:06 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in 3M’2021 fell by 5% Y-o-Y
11:34 FESCO and NtechLab to collaborate in digital field
11:10 Grimaldi Group buys five ro/pax vessels and two terminals in the ports of Valencia and Barcelona from Armas Trasmediterránea Group
11:02 Panama Canal provides additional time for implementation of Transit Reservation fees adjustments
10:43 FESCO completed first intermodal transportation of containerized fish products from Russia to Germany
10:20 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg declined by 2% in 3M’2021
10:20 Korean Register and DSME complete world’s first ship to ship LNG bunkering for gas trial
09:49 Zvezda shipyard commences construction of third ARC 7 LNG carrier
09:25 Oil prices rise on decrease of US reserves
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of April 13
08:01 Navigator Holdings and Ultragas to merge fleets & businesses entity

2021 April 13

18:30 Monjasa reveals record high volumes in a year of great contrasts
18:07 Largest non-containerised cargo operation in the world at APM Terminals Pecém
17:52 USC prepares chemical tanker PortNews for delivery to Volgotrans
17:33 Wan Hai Lines to launch independent CI8 Express Service
16:34 IMO establishes new module on GISIS
15:34 A.P. Moller - Maersk to hasten the pace of its AE19 service from Asia to Europe
15:16 Throughput of port Kavkaz in 3M’2021 rose by 4% Y-o-Y
14:33 VERWATER SJR expands at RDM Rotterdam
14:00 Delo Group and Rosatom transferring port terminals in Novorossiysk to use green wind energy
13:41 Delo Group proposed to include containerization in draft Strategy for Social and Economic Development of Russia until 2030
13:38 The Port of València reduces its carbon footprint by 30%
12:17 Optimarin surfs retrofit wave with orders for over 100 units so far in 2021
12:12 Rhenus takes a majority holding in Arkon Shipping & Projects
11:43 Leading stakeholders presenting at Capital Link’s Decarbonization in Shipping Forum
11:10 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from North Europe & the Mediterranean to Australia & New Zealand
10:34 Throughput of Russian seaports in 3M’2021 fell by 4.5% (detalization)
09:47 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 3M’2021 dropped by 15.3%
09:29 Oil prices continue rising
09:11 Baltic Dry Index as of April 12

2021 April 12

18:05 Kongsberg Digital to provide the Panama Canal Authority with simulators for multi-vessel training scenarios