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15 October 2019, 10:47

IMO 2020 and alternative fuels symposium 17-18 October

IMO 2020 and alternative fuels symposium 17-18 October: pic Reinhard Ottway

Updated programme now available 

updated detailed programme is now online here

Key speakers: there will be panel discussions and opportunities for Q and A.

Thursday 17 October

09:45 - 10:30 Member States’ perspectives of IMO 2020 implementation and enforcement • Mr. Nicholas Makar, Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs, Republic of the Marshall Islands Marshall Islands perspective of IMO 2020 implementation and enforcement • Mr. Shin Imai, Director of International Office, Ocean Development and Environment Policy Division, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan Preparation and cooperation between industries and Administration toward 2020 • Mr. Peter Ostenfeld, Senior Advisor, Danish Maritime Authority & Ms. Clea Henrichsen, Special Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark Enforcement of IMO 2020 - regional and global perspectives

10:30 – 11:00 The view of wider society • Mr. Bill Hemmings, Clean Shipping Coalition View from civil society • Mr. P K Mishra, IACS, Vice President and Regional Manager EU & Americas for the Indian Register of Shipping Update on the most recent ‘2020 low sulphur’ developments that IACS is aware of from both a Class and RO perspective

11:30 – 13:00 Availability and quality of compliant fuel oil • Capt. Segar, Assistant Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Singapore’s preparation for IMO 2020 global sulphur limit • Ms. Monique Vermeire, Convenor ISO/TC 28/SC 4/WG 6 IMO 2020 from a fuel’s specification perspective • Mr. Eddy van Bouwel, Chair, marine fuels committee, IPIECA View from the oil refinery industry • Ms. Unni Einemo, Director, IBIA View from the fuel oil supply industry

14:30 – 16:00 Industry preparation and guidance • Mr. Simon Bennett, Deputy Secretary-General and Mr. Sunil Krishnakumar, Senior Technical Adviser, ICS Overview of ICS Guidance “Compliance with the 2020 ‘Global Sulphur Cap’” • Mr. Sam Megwa, Deputy Director and Chief Representative to IMO, OCIMF, and Mr. Rob Cox, Technical Director, IPIECA Overview of Joint Industry Guidance, with a focus on safety, and e-learning support for seafarers • Mr. Andy Wright, Fellow, IMarEST An engineer’s perspective of IMO 2020 • Ms. Gina Panayiotou, Global Head of Shipping & Energy, Michael Kyprianou advocates and legal consultants Legal perspectives: re-shaping legal strategy for IMO 2020

16:30 – 17:15 Use of scrubbers and LNG to comply with the 0.50% requirement • Mr. Donald Gregory, Director, EGCSA Use of scrubbers to comply with IMO 2020 • Mr. Mark Bell, Director, SGMF and Dr. Oliver Schuller, Principal Consultant, Thinkstep Use of LNG as a marine fuel to comply with IMO 2020

Friday 18 October

9:30 – 10:00 Introduction by the Secretariat • Mr. Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Marine Environment Division, IMO Initial IMO GHG Strategy – role of alternative fuels in meeting the ambition?

10:00 – 11:00 Options and drivers for alternative fuels to decarbonize the shipping industry • Mr. Apostolos Petropoulos, Energy Modeler at World Energy Outlook team, IEA Key findings about potential pathways for decarbonising maritime sector • Dr. Tristan Smith, Reader, UCL Energy Institute and Dr. Carlo Raucci, Principal Consultant, UMAS Options for alternative fuels, including options for their production and estimates of their potential cost and lifecycle GHG emissions • Ms. Johannah Christensen, Managing Director & Head of Projects & Programmes, Global Maritime Forum (GMF) – Getting to Zero Coalition The Getting to Zero Coalition and the role of shipping in the wider energy

11:30 – 12:45 Stakeholder perspectives on alternative fuels and decarbonization of the shipping industry • Mr. Tore Longva, Principal Consultant, DNV GL Maritime energy sources for the future • Mr. Andrew Stephens, Executive Director, Sustainable Shipping Initiative Is there a role for sustainable biofuels in the decarbonisation of shipping? • Mr. Kanagalingam T. Selkvarasah, Maritime Attache, Malaysia, and Ms. Madadh Maclaine, Zero Emission Ship Technology Association Investigation on the production and use of hydrogen as a marine fuel in Malaysia • Ms. Alexandra Ebbinghaus, Maritime Strategic Project Lead, Shell Trading and Chair, GloMEEP-Global Industry Alliance The development and supply of alternative fuels: a perspective from an energy company

Contact Information

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Media and Communications Officer
+44 (0)20 7587 3274

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