SMI Webinar: Alternative Fuels for International Shipping

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The enforcement of new and tighter emission standards by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), calling for a reduction in total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the global shipping sector by at least 50% by 2050, relative to the GHG level in 2008, has led the shipping industry to explore how to radically decarbonise.

The presentation  by  the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence  will provide an overview of the MESD study report on “Alternative Fuels for International Shipping”. An outline of the presentation includes:

  • State-of-the-art of alternative fuels throughout their value chain
  • Assessment of individual types of alternative fuels, existing technological barriers and identification of realistic timeframe to facilitate GHG emission reduction for the shipping industry
  • Projection of potential scenarios for the diversification of alternative fuels
  • GHG emission reduction of alternative fuels in terms of onboard and life cycle perspective
  • Potential pathways to meet IMO’s 2050 emission target
Details of the session are as follows:
Date : Thursday, 16 April 2020
Time : 10.30am – 11.30amProgramme:
1030 – 1040 Welcome Remarks: Dr Sanjay C. Kuttan, Executive Director, SMI
1040 – 1100 Presentation: Alternative Fuels for International Shipping by Dr Prapisala Thepsithar, Research Lead, MESD
1100 – 1125 Q&A Session: Moderated by Mr Koh Eng Kiong, Assistant Centre Director, MESD
1125 – 1130 Closing Remarks: Assoc Professor Jasmine Lam, Centre Director, MESD

Pre-registration to attend the session is required. To register for the event, please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button.

An email confirmation will be sent following your registration with details of the Webinar.


A. Presentation Materials
Please click here for the presentation slides.

B. Webinar Recording
Please click here to view the recording.

C. Webinar Q&A
Due to time constraints, the panel was not able to address all the questions during the Webinar. Please refer to this Q&A document for the consolidated responses to the questions.

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Contact Person - Jacqueline Goh

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Organizer - SMI and MESD


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16 Apr 2020 @ 10:30 AM


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