A comparative life cycle assessment study on environmental performances between battery powered and conventional marine vessels

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Abstract

International Maritime Organization (IMO) has initialized a new strategy on greenhouse gas (GHG) to reduce 50% of GHG from international shipping by 2050 comparing to 2008. Recently, solutions, like fuel cell and renewable energy, have been proposed by technology providers and ship designers. Bat-tery-powered ship is a solution that can lead to a considerable reduction or even elimination of gaseous emissions, thus limiting fossil fuels consumptions. This paper aims to determine the benefits and drawbacks of marine battery propulsion system by conducting a comparative study using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). It holistically evaluates the performances of the proposed system and the respective conventional one, ap-plied on a 33-meter-long short-route ferry operating on the Thames. The results indicate the battery-powered system instead of marine engines can reduce the environmental impacts and GHG from ships, which fulfils the IMO requirements and proves the emission control potential of battery-powered systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaritime Technology and Engineering 5 Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH 2020), November 16-19, 2020, Lisbon, Portugal
EditorsCarlos Guedes Soares
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
Pages119-128
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2021
Event5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MARITIME TECHNOLOGY
AND ENGINEERING
- Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 16 Nov 202019 Nov 2020
Conference number: 5TH
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/martech2020/

Conference

Conference5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MARITIME TECHNOLOGY
AND ENGINEERING
Abbreviated titleMARTECH 2020
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period16/11/2019/11/20
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Keywords

  • marine vessels
  • life cycle assessment
  • environmental performance

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