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Date for your diary: Propulsion & Future fuels 2020

Propulsion & Future Fuels 2020 will take place from 17-19 November 2020 at the Sofitel Alter Wall Hamburg.

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The Motorship’s Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference 2019 took place from 19-21 November in Hamburg, Germany and explored a range of topics such as the final steps to 2020, innovations in NOx and SOx abatement, electrifying the merchant fleet and data-driven efficiencies.

Last year's edition took place from 14-16 November 2018 at the Empire Riverside Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. Celebrating 40 years of The Motorship’s Propulsion & Emissions conference, and nearly 10 years of the Gas Fuelled Ships conference, 2018 saw the launch of one large, combined and enhanced event consisting of plenary sessions and separate streams.

Over the past decade or so the Gas Fuelled Ships conference has explored the evolution of not just LNG but other clean, low-flashpoint fuels, to the point where they can no longer be considered in isolation from more mainstream propulsion choices. With the 2020 global sulphur cap approaching, operating within the constraints of the Energy Efficient Design Index and with tighter CO2 emissions measures almost certain by 2023, these so-called alternative fuels are now an essential feature in ship owner’s propulsion considerations.

The Motorship’s events have changed to reflect this shift, and to take advantages of emerging synergies in discussions around propulsion and alternative fuels. For the first time in 2018, the long-standing Propulsion & Emissions Conference took place alongside Gas Fuelled Ships Conference, under the new banner of The Motorship Propulsion and Future Fuels. Over two conference days attendees benefited from insightful technical presentations either in streams or plenary sessions, with the event culminating in a technical visit to a hybrid powered ship on day three.

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