IMO launches new future marine fuels and technology website

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Access to latest information on zero and near-zero marine fuels and technologies, including pricing information and the latest research, can be found on a new IMO website futurefuels.imo.org.

The website has been developed by the Future Fuels and Technology Project (FFT Project), a partnership project between IMO and the Republic of Korea, supporting the development of new regulation within the possible IMO Net Zero Framework to achieve the targets contained in the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy.

The website includes sections on:
• Latest Information: current data on alternative fuels and supply, up-to-date indicative prices, information on the IMO Data Collection System (DCS).
• Future Insight: insights into the readiness, scalability and sustainability of new marine fuels and technologies, including fuel price forecasts, R&D and demonstration projects, as well as information on relevant initiatives in the shipping and energy industries.
• News and Events: a selection of global news, information resources (including reports and journal papers), and information on IMO events related to GHG emissions reduction in international shipping.
• Training and Cooperation: training materials and useful tools on alternative fuels, energy efficiency technologies and other GHG reduction measures.

Technological innovation and the global introduction and availability of zero or near-zero GHG emission technologies, fuels and/or energy sources for international shipping are integral to achieving the overall level of ambition identified in the 2023 IMO GHG Strategy.

Data providers and collaborators involved on the Future Fuels website to date include Ammonia Energy Association, Argus Media, DNV’s Alternative Fuels Insight, IAPH, Ipieca, Korean Maritime Cooperation Center (KMC), Methanol Institute, OECD, SEA-LNG, SGMF, Zero Emission Shipping Mission and ZESTAs, and the IMO partnership projects GHG-SMART, GreenVoyage 2050 and Next-GEN.
Current information on the website is sourced from a range of stakeholders and data providers who have joined the initiative in its early stages. Other data providers are invited to join this collaboration.

The FFT project’s website aims to enhance access to information for all stakeholders involved in IMO’s climate change discussions and to facilitate relevant information sharing. Inclusion on the website does not imply endorsement or expression of any opinion on the part of IMO regarding the data or the data sources.

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