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EMSA

Study on the use of ethyl and methyl alcohol as alternative fuels in shipping

  • Published
    06.06.2016
  • Updated
    24.01.2017

m ethanol coverMethyl and ethyl alcohol fuels, also referred to as methanol and ethanol, are good potential alternatives for reducing both the emissions and carbon footprint of ship operations. As they are sulphur-free, use of methanol and ethanol fuels would ensure compliance with the European Commission Sulphur Directive. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) commissioned this study to gain more information about the benefits and challenges associated with these fuels and to evaluate their potential for the shipping industry.