Nick Edström: Nick Edström joined Mercator Media as editor of the Motorship in December 2018. Nick is excited to join Mercator Media during a period of technological change in the shipping market, and expects his background in sustainability and digitalization to help him settle into his role. Nick recently completed an MSc at UCL in Sustainable Resources, which had a focus on innovation and environmental regulation. Prior to that, Nick covered seaborne trade flows of iron making raw materials and finished steel in his last two roles working from London and East Asia.
Nick gained a first class degree in modern languages from Kings College London “many moons ago”. He is married with two young children.
Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President & Head of Two-stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions discusses surging demand for its methanol-fuelled ME-LGIM engine.
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The dust has barely settled on the draft agreement of the EU’s FuelEU Maritime legislation, which has seen difficult issues surrounding the admissibility of carbon-based fuels, the range of renewable fuels of non biological origin (RFNBO), certification and the allocation of funding resolved.
As the PFF conference began its second day on Wednesday 3 November in Copenhagen, the focus shifted slightly towards the short-term to medium-term outlook for the industry, and the range of alternative fuels that will fuel shipping later this decade.
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