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Exclusive ING and LR briefing

Fuel for Thought: The move to Methanol

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An exclusive ING and LR briefing

Date: Friday 21 April 2023

Time: 14.00 - 19.30 SGT

Location: ING Bank N.V. Singapore Branch, 1 Wallich Street, Guoco Tower # 12-01 Singapore 078881



2:00pm – Registration and refreshment

2:30pm - Methanol in maritime

Industry fascination with the use of methanol has grown since the launch of LR-classed Stena Germanica, the first methanol-powered ropax, in 2015.

In this session, comprising of a series of individual presentations, we will examine how and why methanol is commanding maritime attention, the impact that this could have on production options, routes and the existing and future fleet.Focus areas will include:

  • Introduction to Methanol.
  • Production options, routes, supply side considerations: How the Methanol industry is projected to grow from grey, to blue to green / life cycle.
  • Methanol and the fleet: newbuild and retrofit considerations: costs, tech choices, safety impact, design and retrofits.
  • Techno-economic analysis of methanol as a marine fuel.

4:00pm - Coffee break and networking.

4:30pm - Bridging the funding gap to meet cost of switching to Methanol.

In this panel discussion, maritime stakeholders from the across the supply chain will share their views on industry effort to support the take up of menthanol as a maritime fuel as well as their insights on how maritime players are evaluating the risks and opportunities associated with this fuel option.

6:00pm - Session close and drinks reception.

7:30pm - Carriages.

Speaker details to be confirmed 

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