MAN ES discusses the future of fuels during an update on its new methanol engine

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Ship engine maker MAN Energy Solutions discussed what they see will be the future of the maritime fuel market as the company discusses its latest methanol product, its 4-stroke MAN L27/38DF-M.

However, like other players in the market, Hansen seems fuel agnostic stating: “whatever the market demand in the future, we will make that engine, of course.”

Given how methanol is produced for the marine market, the results range from a grey to green end product. Hansen referred to a chart that incorporated regulatory stipulations with the currently trajectory of fuel choices. He noted that for shipowners using bio-methanol, they won’t be able to reduce their carbon footprint to zero by 2050 as required by the Paris Accord and similar environmental policies although with e-methanol this target is achievable.

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