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Total readies for six-month low sulphur transition

The transition will pick up in earnest from next month as the market seeks to come to grips with new and existing options to comply with the IMO global sulphur cap. Total sees this as one signpost marking the start of the mandatory low sulphur transition for the marine fuel industry. Total wants to maintain…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy | Maritime

Endress+Hauser discusses value of digitalisation in bunker supply chain

Digital transformation is the way forward for every stakeholder in the bunker fuel supply chain, states the Business Process Consultant – Bunkering & Fuel Supply Chain at Endress+Hauser. Mohamed Abdenbi was addressing delegates at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Tuesday (3 September) when he noted on a need to harmonise the measurement method along…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy | Maritime

BunkerMAESTRO to remove ‘biggest pain point’ of bunker operators

A digital solution developed by Singapore-based maritime solutions firm Claritecs is well on its way to remove the ‘biggest pain point’ of bunker tanker operators and more, says its Co-founder and Chief Product Officer. Russell Gomes was presenting at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Wednesday (4 September) when he shared how the tech company…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy | Maritime

SSA President shares members’ concerns for first six months of IMO 2020

The President of Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) shared members’ international concerns for the first six months of IMO 2020 during her presentation at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference on Tuesday (3 September). Caroline Yang, also the Chief Executive of Singapore-based bunker tanker owner and operator Hong Lam Marine, noted members were concerned over global locations…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy | Maritime

Innospec launches Octamar™ series of additives for new blends of IMO 2020 bunker fuels

Colorado-based global specialty chemicals company Innospec on Tuesday (3 September) launched a new series of additives specifically developed for new blends of 0.5% sulphur limit IMO 2020 bunker fuels at the 9th Biennial Bunkering in Asia conference. The two new multi-functional additives, Octamar™ HF-10 Plus and Octamar™ Ultra HF, both enhance the stability and compatibility of VLSFOs and hybrid…

8 Sep 2019, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy

South Korea Plans To Make Renewable Energy Push With 3020 – An Interview With Woo Jin Choi

What current issues are impacting your industry?  In December 2017, South Korea announced the Renewable Energy 3020 Implementation Plan (“RE3020”), an ambitious roadmap to produce 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 (renewable currently accounts for 7% of the total energy mix), and is now in the process of enacting laws to mandate the government to abide by the RE3020. In response to this, we understand that market players (i.e., local developers, investors, and generation companies) are revising their…

18 Dec 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy

Philippines Sees Slow Progress in Wind Energy Development – An Interview with Alma Roxas-Aguila

What Are the Current Issues Impacting the Renewable Energy Industry? In the Philippines, wind energy development has been progressing slowly. One major reason is brought about by the difficulty in obtaining offtake agreements, that need to undergo a Competitive Selection Process (CSP). Given that CSPs in the Philippines must be technology-neutral, wind projects can find…

30 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy

Potentials and Prospects of India’s Renewable Energy Sector

Great Strides in Government Support but Challenges Still Persist Indian legal institutions are making great initiatives to promote renewable energy within the country. By providing required policy support and continuously calling new renewable bids, the Government of India has taken progressive steps, resulting in addition of 13 GW of renewable capacity in financial year 17-18…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

Energy

Perhaps Blockchain is the Missing Link to a Successful Renewable Energy Transition?

Amongst the first of its kind in the world, Singapore recently unveiled its blockchain-powered Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) marketplace which enables buyers and sellers from all around the globe to trade renewable energy. Despite its lack of resources such as land to produce renewable energy onshore, blockchain tech has the potential to boost renewable energy…

28 Nov 2018, by IBC Asia Insights

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