New Partnership to Evaluate Dual Fuel Applications

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

American Power Group Corporation (APG) announced they will be working with Marine Fuel Conversions, LLC (MFC) to evaluate potential applications and opportunities for APG’s dual fuel solution specifically in marine applications including on-board prime and ancillary power as well as port based stationary power applications.

MFC which is based in Glasgow, Scotland will be responsible for funding and coordinating all feasibility and beta testing activities necessary to determine how APG’s innovative Turbocharged Natural Gas dual fuel system  can be commercialized in Europe for marine applications. The feasibility/beta testing period is anticipated to run between nine to fifteen months.  MFC will be utilizing Scotland’s University of Strathclyde’s Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Group to lead the technical feasibility/commercialization effort and will be working with Scottish Enterprise’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine Industry Group regarding potential funding sources. Upon successful completion of the feasibility study and beta tests, MFC has been granted a multi-year sublicense to sell and install APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® dual fuel solution in select marine applications and in select European countries.

Tom Galvin, Founder and MFC’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “We believe that APG’s dual fuel solution is the most cost effective and best dual fuel conversion technology in the market today. We will be working with  some of the world’s best minds in the area of marine engine design, modeling and engineering on this initiative.  I have successfully worked for several years with both the University of Strathclyde as well as Scottish Enterprise to develop and bring new innovative technologies to Scotland. Sir James McDonald, PhD, Dean of the University of Strathclyde is an internationally renowned energy expert with a proven record of developing ventures between academia, business and the government.  He is also the Co-Chairman of Scottish Enterprise along with Scottish Prime Minister Alex Salmond.”

Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are excited to be working with Tom and his team to explore the multiple opportunities for our dual fuel solution in marine applications. We also think the timing is right for forming this relationship as it has been recently reported that as of January 1, 2015, ships sailing on US, Canadian and European routes will be compelled to burn much cleaner and more expensive diesel fuel under new environmental regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). North America and Northern-Europe fall within the so-called Emission Controlled Areas (ECAs) which encompass the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the English Channel and areas within 200 nautical miles of the US and Canadian shores.  It has been estimated that carriers will pay up to 70% extra for the required low-sulfur diesel fuel in the ECA areas compared to current bunker oil fuels.”

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

CMA CGM Seeking Funds for NOL Takeover

France’s CMA CGM has approached banks to finance its potential takeover bid for Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (NOL), reports Bloomberg.   The world’s No.

Wärtsilä Strengthens Its Position in China with New Propulsion Orders

Two new marine geological research vessels under construction in China will feature a broad scope of Wärtsilä engines and propulsion equipment. Wärtsilä has maintained

Gulf and Hendry Marine Consolidate Operations

Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, a southeastern tug-barge shipyard, announced it is consolidating operations with Hendry Corporation, its affiliated company and fellow shipyard,

Fuels & Lubes

Ship Spills Oil in Whangarei Harbour

A Hong Kong-registered ship, Ning Po, has leaked some fuel but it is unclear how much has been spilled or what the cause of the leak was, say local media reports.

Stern Tube Lubricating Options from PANOLIN

PANOLIN America, Inc. announced it is now offering customers more stern tube lubricating options.    With the success of STELLA MARIS stern tube lubricant, PANOLIN

Europe-Bound Diesel Diverted to Asia

At least two tankers redirected to Singapore; Vitol floating storage vessel also heading East. Diesel cargoes which had planned to discharge in a heavily-supplied

Marine Power

Green Signal to New Access Channel to Port Said East

The construction of a wide access channel to Port Said East, as the side channel project, has officially received approval.   The head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA),

Bauer Gear Motor Hosts Energy Efficiency Tech Forum

Electric motors are estimated to consume 70 percent of all the energy used in industry. Bearing this in mind, it’s no small wonder that there is an ongoing process

Volvo Penta IPS for New Tampa Bay Pilot Boat

The new Chesapeake-class MKII launch delivered this month by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding to the Tampa Bay Pilots Association features integrated engine and drive from Volvo Penta.


CMA CGM Seeking Funds for NOL Takeover

France’s CMA CGM has approached banks to finance its potential takeover bid for Singapore’s Neptune Orient Lines Ltd (NOL), reports Bloomberg.   The world’s No.

Hapag-Lloyd Buys Back US Bonds

German container line Hapag-Lloyd  Hapag-Lloyd settles a high-yield dollar bond partly prematurely. The carrier would seek to pay off $125m in principal on its

Scorpio Bulkers Sells Six Ships for $227 Mln

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has entered into agreements with unaffiliated third parties to sell two Capesize dry bulk vessels and four newbuilding Capesize dry bulk vessels

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0970 sec (10 req/sec)