Maritime Future Fuels & Energy Efficiency Webinar Series

Future Fuels

It is widely recognised that, along with measures to increase in the energy efficiency of today’s ships, for the shipping industry to rapidly decarbonise in line with our internationally agreed targets for GHG emissions reduction, we must transition to lower and eventually zero carbon fuels.  

For the shipping industry to decarbonise and meet our internationally agreed targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, we must transition to lower and eventually zero carbon fuels.  As a result, the industry is faced with a significant challenge, which has led Maritime Industry Australia Ltd (MIAL) and the LNG Marine Fuel Institute (LNG MFI) to join forces to advance discussions on decarbonisation solutions, which will kick off with a unique series of free webinars on Maritime Future Fuels and Energy Efficiency

IMO Update - The Shipping emissions reduction ambition

*David Stephens Director - Maritime Environment and Trade - Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development.
*Matthew Johnson - Manager, Environment Standards – Australian Maritime Safety Authority
*Angela Gillham - Deputy CEO – MIAL

The IMO is under significant pressure to progress the development of further regulation to reduce carbon emissions from the sector. Time is running out if the required international regulations are to be implemented in time to meet the targets set in the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships. Furthermore, there are moves afoot in the European Parliament to include international shipping in the European emissions trading scheme – an outcome strongly resisted by the industry. This webinar session provides the background and context for further topics – what energy efficiency measures are being considered for future regulation in the short term and what are the likely emissions reductions expected as a result? Where does the development and implementation of alternative fuels feature on the IMO agenda and what can be done to accelerate their development?         

Date: 4 Aug 2020 – 3pm AEST, 1pm AWST


LCA 101

Presenters: Mary Stewart CEO Energetics, Rob Rouwette, Senior Manager Energetics

Date: 11 Aug 2020 - 3pm AEST, 1pm AWST

Life cycle analysis (LCA, also known as life-cycle assessment,) is an essential tool in the global effort to reduce GHG emissions. It is a methodology for assessing environmental impacts associated with all the stages of the life-cycle (cradle to grave) of a product, process or service. An LCA is used to determine a fuel’s GHG emissions.

This webinar is to provide you with the knowledge of what LCA is and the framework. After the webinar, you will be able to understand and critically analyse LCA. 


Alternative Fuels

Presenter: Douglas Raitt, Global Fuel Oil Bunker Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) Manager, Lloyd’s Register

Date: 18 Aug 2020 - 3pm AEST, 1pm AWST

Since the beginning of the maritime industry, there have been one means of power, and over the centuries, there have been three transitions, from sail to coal to fuel oil. The drive of today’s transition is to reduce GHG emissions. It is unlikely that the result of this transition will not be one dominate source of power. There are several alternatives in development that have different advantages and disadvantages. This webinar will provide an updated look at these fuels.