BMT Partakes in Low-Carbon Research Project

Monday, June 06, 2011

BMT Group is involved in a three-year research project called “Low Carbon Shipping: A Systems Approach.” The project is aimed at limiting the environmental impact of carbon emissions from the world’s shipping systems to comply with new legislation and mitigate global warming. 90% of goods arrive in the UK by ship and current estimates show shipping’s share of global emissions could increase to 20-30% by 2050.  The project has received nearly $2.8 million from the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Program, part of the nearly $869 million the program is investing in research in low-carbon technologies. BMT has been charged to develop technologies for low carbon shipping and more energy-efficient ship operations. Dr Phil Thompson, Sector Director for transport at BMT Group, said, “This is a very exciting opportunity to make a real difference to the design and operation of ships.  We have to drive down costs and we have to drive down emissions. We at BMT are delighted to be using our experience in such an important research project by developing innovative design solutions. After all, a more efficient ship is a greener ship.”

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