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The perspectives and challenges of the adoption of liquefied natural gas as a ship fuel : conducting a systematic review and research synthesis
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Abstract
It is widely acknowledged that the existing and forthcoming stringent ship emission regulations under MARPOL Annex VI of IMO are a main driver for the adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a ship fuel. Research into LNG as a maritime fuel saw a strong growth in recent years, but no study has analyzed in a structured way the level of convergence among the findings presented in these wide ranges of studies. In order to fill this gap, the present paper seeks to perform a systematic review to synthesize the findings of 33 published studies on the use of LNG as a ship fuel. The aim is not only to obtain a much broader understanding of the current perspectives and challenges for applying LNG as a fuel for ship propulsion, but also to achieve a level of conceptual development beyond that attained in individual studies. The paper presents an extensive framework which can support shipowners in their decision-making regarding the use of LNG as a fuel for their ships. In addition, the study also identifies the important role of ports in facilitating and encouraging this innovative application in the maritime industry.
Language
English
Source (book)
IAME 2013 Conference July 3-5, Marseille, France
Publication
2013
Volume/pages
p. 1-30
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 19.07.2013
Last edited 12.09.2013
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