Regulation promotes technological innovation to address climate change
By 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) believes that almost half the toxic emissions reductions will come from technologies currently at the demonstration or prototype phase. Thus, investing today in technological innovations is a must to meet the net-zero goals of the future.
June 17 2021
The International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency responsible for preventing marine and atmospheric pollution by ships, meets this week to addresses environmental issues in its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). The agenda focuses on actions to tackle climate change, including adopting short-term measures to cut the carbon intensity of ships and discussion on the way forward with the next steps.
The IMO is committed to cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships. In 2011, the IMO adopted mandatory GHG reduction measures, and in 2018, the IMO implemented its Initial Strategy on reducing GHG emissions from shipping.
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) is the main international convention covering the prevention of pollution of the marine environment by ships from operational or accidental causes.
The MEPC will consider drafting amendments to the MARPOL convention that would require ships for a combined technical and operational approach to reduce their carbon intensity. The amendments are in line with the ambition of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy, which aims to reduce the carbon intensity of international shipping by 40% by 2030, compared to 2008.
Furthermore, the IEA recently launched its first-ever roadmap to net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve these targets, collaboration and financial supports are vital. In addition, investments in clean energy innovation are a must.
The Paris Agreement, where 196 parties agreed on a legally binding international treaty on climate change, has set the pace and course on reducing global warming. Governments are following up with action plans and regulations to meet the net-zero economy for the future.
To achieve net-zero, we need determination and strong collaboration around the globe. The pathway to a sustainable future has a history back to 1973. However, it is only during the last decade that it has developed more rapidly and determined, with more collaboration across borders and governments setting the pace.
Read more about "Net Zero by 2050, the Paris Agreement and the IMO here > We also highlight what this means in terms of future expected regulations. Finally, we also address why a multi-pollutant technology solution is essential to a market in rapid change.
Lloyd´s Register awards Approval in Principle (AiP) for Daphne Technology’s SlipPure™ solution.
A variety of LNG carriers and LNG-fuelled ships will benefit from the Swiss - Norwegian company’s methane abatement technology, says the press release from Lloyd's Registers. We are proud to announce Lloyd’s Register also has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) to Daphne Technology for our methane abatement technology SlipPure™.
DNV grants Approval in Principle (AiP) for Daphne Technology’s SlipPure™ solution.
DNV has granted an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Daphne Technology (DT) for the onboard installation of its methane abatement technology, SlipPureTM. The AiP was presented to Daphne Technology, today at the Posidonia Trade Fair in Athens, June 7th 2022.
Piloting ammonia as fuel in shipping
Daphne is continuing the involvement in consortiums with key maritime industry stakeholders, with a common goal of driving new technological innovation and enabling an economically sustainable energy transition. We believe we can't reach climate goals working in isolation.
Daphne at Nor-Shipping & shortlisted for the Award
Daphne will be attending Nor-Shipping with a strong team of our maritime experts and industry leaders. Daphne is also proud to be shortlisted to the Ocean Solution Awards, which will be unveiled at the Nor-Shipping's Ocean Leadership Conference.
On the path to Zero Carbon emission
Daphne Technology is involved in several different pilots in the Green Shipping Program (GSP), focusing on advancing new technologies and solutions to decarbonise the maritime industry.
Daphne Technology raises an additional 4 million from strategic investors.
Daphne Technology, a Swiss climate tech startup focused on solving the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) challenge, has raised an additional CHF 4 million from Swisscom, private investors introduced through UBS Growth Advisory, and ONE CREATION to scale up the company.