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New $8 million Singaporean research facility to develop greener maritime energy solutions

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has launched Southeast Asia’s first advanced maritime energy test facility that aims to be a platform for scientists and engineers to develop innovative eco-friendly maritime technologies.

With more stringent regulations on ship emissions and energy efficiency standards in years to come, the new Maritime Energy Test Bed will be a boost to the maritime industry by developing cleaner and more sustainable maritime energy solutions.

These clean energy solutions are aimed at delivering cost savings and competitive advantages, and enhance the reputation of maritime companies for championing sustainable technologies.

The S$8 million facility will also serve as an educational platform for polytechnic students, undergraduates, and PhD candidates to get hands-on experience in sustainable maritime technologies and innovation.

It was officially opened this morning by Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Mr Tan said, “MPA is pleased to partner NTU, Singapore Maritime Institute and our industry partners in this strategic undertaking. The fruition of the Maritime Energy Test Bed represents a successful collaboration between the research sector and the industry, and is a timely development as the maritime sector looks to green and sustainable technologies to save on costs, mitigate the effects of climate change and address growing environmental regulations.”

Mr Yasushi Nakamura, Representative Director and Executive Vice President at ClassNK, said, “ClassNK is dedicated to securing a safer, greener future, and the Maritime Energy Test Bed represents the next step in our efforts to achieve this goal. Together with our industry & academia partners in Singapore and around the world we hope to contribute to the advancement of future green technologies for the entire maritime industry by carrying out R&D projects utilising the METB facility.”

Shipping has been recognised as the most fuel efficient mode of freight transportation. However, ships typically use low quality fuel, especially heavy fuel oil, which emit harmful atmospheric pollutants, including sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide, and other particulates.

Moving towards a new era of green shipping, the Maritime Energy Test Bed at NTU will conduct research and development (R&D) in areas such as alternative sources of energy or clean fuels, fuel additives to increase energy efficiency, and technologies for cleaner emissions.


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