Free

An Overview of Alternative Sources of Energy – Their Practicalities for Shi...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

LT 7 (NS1-02-03), Block NS1

North Spine, Nanyang Technological University

70 Nanyang Dr

Singapore, 637457

Singapore

View Map

Event description

Description

Title: An Overview of Alternative Sources of Energy – Their Practicalities for Shipping Industry for GHG Emission Reduction

Speaker

Dr. Prapisala Thepsithar

Senior Scientist and Research Lead, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Abstract

In the past two centuries, the propulsion of ocean-going vessels for commercial trade has been transformed significantly from sailing powered by wind till early 19th century and steam engines fuelled by coal till the second half of 20th century to diesel engines fuelled by oil till now. From a series of innovation of the diesel engine, heavy fuel oil (HFO) has become a fuel of choice for shipping industry since 1970 due to its applicability, its cost-efficiency and its ease of handling. By the start of 21st century, ships driven by diesel engines accounted for 98 percent of the world fleet. Currently, there are more than 50,000 ocean-going vessels used for cargo movement with different types and age distribution. These ships are responsible for 2-4% of the world’s annual fossil fuel consumption, accounting for around 250 million tonnes per year. Against the progressive transformation of other industries and recent developments, there is a concern over the sustainability of the current practice of ship operation using conventional fuel oils, particularly concerns over GHG emission.

Towards energy and environmental sustainability, worldwide research and development have been focusing on alternative sources of energy. Options include the consideration of the application of lower-carbon energy sources and zero-carbon energy source. In fact, there is a wide range of products potentially used as alternative fuels. These include (but not limited to) LNG, Bio-LNG, methanol, bio-methanol, bio-oil, biodiesel, synthetic diesel, renewable hydrogen and electricity. Different types of biofuels may have different technical, environmental, economic and social performances. The talk aims to provide information terms of potential candidates of alternative energy sources for shipping industry, their performances in different aspects and ultimately their practicalities as marine fuels toward decarbonisation of shipping industry.

About the Speaker

Dr. Prapisala THEPSITHAR graduated from the University of Manchester (United Kindom) with Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Environmental Technology Centre). She is currently a Senior Scientist and Research Lead in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence. She has received SMI award “Promising Research Talent” in SMI Forum 2016. She brings with her over 10 years of experience, including appointments as a Senior Scientist in Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N), Research Engineer in Keppel Offshore and Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech) under FPSO group as well as a Research Scientist in Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE) under Centre of Advanced Clean Energy. Her specialized areas include environmental technology, especially air pollution from maritime industry and also biofuel quality control and specification of biofuel for diesel engines.

Schedule:

Date : 22nd November 2018, Thursday.
Time : 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Registration & Refreshment
Talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8.30p.m.
Venue: LT 7 (NS1-02-03), Block NS1
North Spine, Nanyang Technological University
70 Nanyang Dr, Singapore 637457

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

LT 7 (NS1-02-03), Block NS1

North Spine, Nanyang Technological University

70 Nanyang Dr

Singapore, 637457

Singapore

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved