There is just one week left to submit your abstract for consideration for this year’s Propulsion & Future Fuels, taking place from 17-19 November 2020 at the Le Méridien Hotel, Hamburg Germany.

Submissions on fuel and technology solutions to address the fast-paced challenges for the maritime sector to meet the IMO 2030 and 2050 milestones are invited. Abstracts covering detailed R&D projects, case studies, trial results, descriptions of technological challenges and solutions, and operational feedback on new technologies will all be considered.

The following themes will be addressed:

  • Meeting the challenge of a fast-moving regulatory environment (EU & IMO)
  • A changed world: the outlook for HSFO and VLSFO after 2020
  • Solutions to improving operational and environmental efficiency (Emissions abatement including waste heat recovery and VOC recovery)
  • LNG and today’s gas-fuelled alternative solutions – LPG, methanol/ethanol and ethane
  • Tomorrow's alternative fuel/powering solutions – ammonia, hydrogen, e-fuels, wind, air lubrication and fuel cells
  • Electrifying the merchant fleet (batteries, supercapacitors and other solutions)
  • Digitalisation takes centre stage

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and should be sent, with a biography of the speaker, headshot photo and logo, to

The deadline to submit a paper for the 2020 Motorship Propulsion & Future Fuels Conference will be 28 February 2020.

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For further details on any aspect of the conference, please contact the Events team at or call +44 1329 825335.