Friday, December 9

Tag: energy

First-ever inflatable wing sail technology is being mounted on a merchant ship
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First-ever inflatable wing sail technology is being mounted on a merchant ship

"This new step is a great multicultural experience and moments of diverse competencies sharings to contribute to an important cause toward maritime transport decarbonization."The project WISAMO (Wing Sail and Mobility) is being installed on the merchant ship, which was built in 1999, and is currently docked in Spain's El Astillero Port.The company claims that the prototype can be mounted on both commercial and recreational vessels. It is believed that by using wind energy, the technology may reduce fuel use by up to 20 percent per ship.Industrial phase of the technologyThe inflated, foldable and automated wing uses wind propulsion as an hybrid solution to reduce fuel consumption.The wing sail system can be added during the design phase of the ship, as original equipment, or retrofitted on ...
ExxonMobil announces methanol-to-jet process for SAF production
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ExxonMobil announces methanol-to-jet process for SAF production

ExxonMobil today announced a unique process technology to enable the manufacture of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable methanol. •ExxonMobil is focused on growing its lower-emission fuels business by leveraging technology and infrastructure. •ExxonMobil is engineering proprietary methanol to jet technology that will produce SAF when renewable methanol is used as feedstock. •This expands upon ExxonMobil’s suite of technology solutions that are engineered to manufacture SAF from other biofeeds. “SAF produced from renewable methanol can play an important role in helping the aviation industry achieve the transition to a net-zero future. Reaching that goal by 2050 will require a multi-faceted approach, including advancements in aircraft-related technology, changes to infrastruct...