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Berge Bulk and marine biofuel pioneer GoodFuels successfully complete first bio-bunkering

AJOT | July 06, 2021 | Energy | Maritime | Breakbulk News

Trial further demonstrates the viability of GoodFuels’ sustainable marine biofuel in future fuel mix and takes Berge Bulk another step closer to shipping’s decarbonisation goals

High oil prices send US refiners scouring for alternatives

Bloomberg | July 02, 2021 | Energy | Logistics

Oil prices on waiting mode in anticipation of OPEC+ crucial policy call

AJOT | July 02, 2021 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

Growth in global LNG trade was flat in 2020

AJOT | July 02, 2021 | Energy | Conventional | By The Numbers

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An expected surge in FPSO awards in 2021 and 2022 is set to double fabricators’ pipeline

AJOT | July 01, 2021 | Energy

Τhe FPSO market is booming this year, with more contracts awarded in the second quarter of 2021 than during the full year 2020. Rystad Energy expects FPSO awards to reach a total of 10 units in 2021, with another 10 following next year, creating a very healthy project line-up for contractors, effectively doubling their pipeline.

Maersk signs shipbuilding contract for world’s first container vessel fueled by carbon neutral methanol
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AJOT | Top Story | July 01, 2021

Maersk signs shipbuilding contract for world’s first container vessel fueled by carbon neutral methanol

A.P. Moller - Maersk and Hyundai Mipo Dockyards have agreed on a contract for Hyundai Mipo to build a feeder vessel with a dual engine technology enabling it to sail on either methanol or traditional very low sulphur fuel. Maersk announced the intention to order the vessel, an industry first, on 17 February 2021. It will fly the Danish flag.
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Nonfossil fuel sources accounted for 21% of U.S. energy consumption in 2020

AJOT | July 01, 2021 | Energy

Primary energy consumption totaled 93 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in the United States in 2020, or 7 quads less than in 2019. Fossil fuels—specifically petroleum, natural gas, and coal—accounted for 79% of total U.S. energy consumption in 2020. About 21% of U.S. energy consumption in 2020 came from nonfossil fuel sources such as renewables and nuclear—the highest share since the early 1900s, according to data in our Monthly Energy Review.

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Comau developed one of the world’s first automated manufacturing lines for lithium-ion battery for Leclanché

AJOT | July 01, 2021 | Energy | Alternative

• Comau has designed and developed one of the world’s first automated manufacturing lines for lithium-ion battery modules dedicated to e-transport solutions • The line will allow Leclanché to produce up to six times its current capacity to reach a final output of more than 60,000 modules per year • By automating complex manual processes the innovative solution reduces operating costs by up to 20% • The all-in-one system covers the entire battery manufacturing process with the inherent flexibility to handle up to 50 different product configurations

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The electric vehicle market is getting increasingly reliant on China’s battery components

AJOT | July 01, 2021 | Energy | Alternative

The accelerating adoption of electric vehicles has created an unprecedented situation for the global battery market and the sourcing of its key components. The manufacturing of cathode, one of the most critical components for batteries, is currently dominated by Asian manufacturers, with China controlling 74.3% of the global capacity – a share that will grow further to a massive 83.8% in 2025, a Rystad Energy report reveals.

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New electric airplane to make first flight this year

Bloomberg | July 01, 2021 | Air Cargo | Technology | Energy | Alternative

Electric-plane startup Eviation Aircraft Ltd. unveiled the production version of its Alice commuter aircraft, saying the pioneering model is set for an inaugural flight in the second half of this year ahead of service entry in 2024.

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Supreme Court backs pipes on land-use suits in PennEast win

Bloomberg | June 30, 2021 | Energy

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that natural-gas pipeline projects with federal approval can seize state-owned land, boosting PennEast Pipeline Co.’s planned 116-mile line through Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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NERC report outlines potential electricity disruptions in the United States this summer

AJOT | June 30, 2021 | Energy

Parts of the United States are at elevated or high risk for potential electricity emergencies this summer, according to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) 2021 Summer Reliability Assessment.

Rolls-Royce, Shell deepen sustainable jet-fuel partnership

Bloomberg | June 30, 2021 | Air Cargo | Technology | Energy

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IAG Cargo partners with Kuehne+Nagel and Neste to launch first net zero carbon charter chain with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel

AJOT | June 29, 2021 | Air Cargo | Airlines | Energy | Alternative | Logistics

● IAG Cargo partners with Kuehne+Nagel to complete its first charter chain from Stuttgart to Atlanta in the United States using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) ● IAG Cargo sourced an initial supply of 1.2million litres of neat SAF produced by Neste. The SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue raw materials ● The first SAF-fuelled charter chain of 16 flights carried automotive parts, as the global automotive trade continues to thrive

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