Biofuels and Effects on Shipping Industry

Friday, April 04, 2008

Biofuels are increasingly in the news – a biofuelled airline has been flown; fuel suppliers are to ensure that a percentage of their sales must include biofuels and there is a lively debate about ‘feeding or fuelling the nation’. Now, in the , Science and Technology’s (IMarEST) Stanley Gray Lecture, Richard Sadler FIMarEST FRINA, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s Register is to turn the focus on biofuels and the shipping industry.Virgin Atlantic, Sir Richard Branson’s airline, flew the biofuelled plane; and the ’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) Programme will, from April 2008, place an obligation on fuel suppliers to ensure that a certain percentage of their aggregate sales is made up of biofuels
In his lecture, entitled ‘Biofuels and their effects on the shipping industry’ on 23 April, Richard Sadler will cover the various types of biofuels and how they may affect marine transportation, the effect on new and existing trade patterns, the subsequent changes that this may have on suitable ship designs and sizes; together with the application of biofuels as marine fuels and lubricants.

 The Lecture will be delivered at the City Conference Centre, (the headquarters of IMarEST). Attendance is free of charge to IMarEST members and non-members alike. The evening begins with tea and networking at 17.00; the lecture starts at 17.30 and the post-lecture reception is at 18.45.

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