The first vessel in Asia to run on methanol, which could eventually compete with LNG as a bunker fuel, is expected to set sail from Singapore in late 2019, Singaporean newspaper The Business Times reported on Monday.
Non-profit lobby group the Methanol Institute and Nanyang Technological University are jointly funding a pilot trial costing less than $200,000, which will see a conventional ship retrofitted with an imported methanol-fuelled engine.
LNG and methanol both emit almost no sulphur dioxide when burned, but...
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