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Metanol som marint bränsle: Alkohol som en lösning, inte ett problem
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Sedan industrialismens start har människan påverkat klimatbalansen genom förbränning av fossila bränslen. Rökgasemissionerna förorsakade av internationell sjöfart kan inte tillskrivas någon särskild nations ansvar på grund av dess globala och komplicerade verksamhet. FN:s sjöfartsorgan IMO har således åtagit sig ansvaret att minska sjöfartens miljöpåverkan. Införandet av nya miljömål har resulterat i strängare globala och nationella regler som tvingar sjöfartsnäringen till omfattande anpassningar under kort tid. Som lösning för att uppfylla kommande krav gällande rökgasemissioner har flertalet alternativa bränslen diskuterats. Drift på metanol medför låga rökgasemissioner och anses därav ha potential till att bli ett hållbart bränsle inom sjöfarten. Studiens syfte har varit att undersöka vad rederier, maskintillverkare och klassningssällskap anser om metanol som ett alternativt bränsle. Inledningsvis genomfördes en litteraturstudiedel som sedan låg till grund under utformandet av intervjufrågorna. Resultatet visar att metanol anses ha stor potential i jämförelse med andra alternativa bränsle. Då metanol kan produceras från överskottsenergi och transport kan ske med befintlig infrastruktur betraktas det både miljövänligt och ekonomiskt försvarbart. Likväl medför det kraftigt varierande metanolpriset att rederier hämmas att satsa på utvecklingen som krävs för att realisera metanoldrift av fartyg.

Abstract [en]

Since the start of industrialization humans have affected the climate balance by burning fossil fuels. Exhaust gas emissions caused by the international shipping cannot be attributed to any particular nation because of its global and complex business. The International Maritime Organisation has therefore undertaken the responsibility to reduce the environmental impact of shipping. The introduction of new environmental goals has resulted in stricter global and national regulations that force the shipping industry to make significant adjustments in a short period of time. As a solution to meet future requirements for exhaust gas emissions several alternative fuels have been discussed. Operating vessels on methanol results in low exhaust gas emissions and is therefore considered to have the potential to become a sustainable fuel for the shipping industry. The aim of this study was to investigate what shipping companies, machine manufacturers and classification societies considers about methanol as an alternative fuel. Initially, a literature study was implemented which formed the basis of the interview questions. The result shows that methanol is considered to have great potential compared with other alternative fuels. Since methanol can be produced from excess energy and transportation can be done with existing infrastructure methanol is considered both environmentally friendly and economically viable. Nevertheless, the highly fluctuating methanol price can causes shipping companies to hesitate in the financing of developments that is necessary for the realization of methanol operation on board vessels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Methanol; SECA; ECA; shipping; exhaust gas emission; alternative marine fuel
Keyword [sv]
Metanol, SECA, ECA, sjöfart, rökgasemission, alternativt fartygsbränsle
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Marine Engineering Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Other Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34103OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-34103DiVA: diva2:715788
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Chief Engineer
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Marine Engineering Programme (4 years) with onboard practical training placement, 180 credits
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Available from: 2014-05-08 Created: 2014-05-06 Last updated: 2014-05-08Bibliographically approved

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