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November 29th: Miniseminar – Methanol, a green alternative across borders

When: Tuesday 29th of November. 09.00 – 10.00 am

Where: Digital – at Teams.

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For members of GSP, the slides used at the presentations are available at sharepoint.


Maersk announced the world’s first methanol-powered shipping vessel in June, representing a steppingstone towards the industry’s goals to reduce its environmental impact.

Methanol produced from renewable sources, can substantially contribute to reducing GHG emissions from shipping. As with other new fuels entering the market, the concerns of shipowners and other stakeholders have been: is it safe, is it available at a competitive price and does it meet the future GHG requirements?

Senior experts in Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping, Martin Skov Skjøth-Rasmussen and Claus Rud Hansen, will share their viewpoints and discuss whether, why, how green methanol could be one of the future alternative fuels. Their presentations will focus on:

  1. How to establish competitive green methanol (vs fossil fuels) across national borders for international shipping?
  2. Expected market (availability and price) for biomethanol in relation to E-methanol?
  3. Estimates for delta capex for a dual fuel methanol ship in relation to a similar conventional ship.

Martin Skov Skjøth-Rasmussen

Expertise: Fuel production technologies, fuel supply and green corridor development with concrete experience from amongst others the Northern Europe/Baltic Pre-Feasibility Study.

Claus Rud Hansen
Expertise: Ship Design, amongst others based on a a public available study released by the Centre in collaboration with ABS, MAN, Maersk, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, NYK and Seaspan on the technoeconomic aspects of converting newbuildings and existing vessels to Methanol and Ammonia.

The miniseminar will – as usual – be split into a 45 minute presentation followed by a 15 min Q&A-session.


An interesting report that provides a technical, environmental, and techno-economic analysis of the impacts of preparing container ships for conversion to green fuels are available here.

About Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.


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