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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Low Carbon Shipping Seminar

12:00 - 13:00
13 February 2014
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Building 28, room 2001 Refreshment will be available.

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Dr Yeping Xiong on +44 (0)23 80596619 or email .

Event details

We are pleased to announce our FSI invited seminar next week will be given by Dr Tristan Smith from Energy Institute, University College London on “Low carbon shipping: analysis of future scenarios with a focus on the commercial viability of wind assistance in merchant shipping”.

Innovations in technology and operational interventions that can reduce the carbon intensity (gCO2/tenm) of the shipping industry are necessary for the industry to achieve carbon emissions reductions. GloTraM is a model developed during the project "Low Carbon Shipping" for exploring a number of future scenarios for the industry and the potential for take-up of different fuels, technologies and operational practices. This talk provides a brief overview of the modelling approach and the data used in GloTraM. To explain the approach by example, the talk will provide a particular focus on wind-assistance technologies (e.g. flettner rotors, wingsails, softsails), the derivation of the cost-benefit of the technology and some results demonstrating how their future potential can be evaluated.

Speaker information

Dr Tristan Smith, Energy Institute, University College London. Dr Tristan Smith, Lecturer in Energy and Transport has, since 2010, grown a substantial shipping focused energy and GHG emissions research group (5 Post-Doctoral Research Associates, 7 PhD students) at UCL-Energy. He is co-ordinator for £1.6m Research Councils UK and industry funded project Low Carbon Shipping, and Director of £3.5m Research Councils UK and industry funded project Shipping in Changing Climates. He is Principal Investigator on the £1.3m Energy Technologies Institute Heavy Duty Vehicle marine programme, producing models for the analysis of the UK shipping related CO2 emissions, and projections of technology uptake for the UK and global fleets. The group maintains a number of techno-economic models including GloTraM (Global Transport Model), which is used by a number of companies to explore shipping's future scenarios and technology evolution. The group's work has been presented at the IMO GHG Expert group, IMO MEPC, ECCP stakeholder groups, UNFCCC COP side-events, and a number of shipping industry centric events.

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