Strategies for Alternative Fuels & De-Carbonization: 2030 & Beyond


Location: Virtual

Venue: Virtual

Starts: 16 Aug 2022

Ends: 17 Aug 2022

Type: Virtual

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This unique two-day virtual course will examine how rapid changes in the energy landscape has had knock-on and far reaching consequences on fossil fuel reliant global shipping. Players in the shipping business are simultaneously grappling with regulatory compliance and systemic management of the fuel transition process and GHG emissions for the future. The industry will require technological changes and investment to de-carbonise for now, 2030 and beyond.

This course will :-

  • Examine alternate fuels and market trends for 2030 and beyond
  • Provide relevant information and indicators of technological advances, geographical areas, supply availability, vessel trading patterns and collaboration between stakeholders
  • Allow better understanding of the factors impacting stakeholder operations, demands, preparatory measures and particularly, the investment needed for the selection of each type of marine fuel
  • Discuss key CAPEX and OPEX issues affecting shipowners, charterers, traders, producers of marine fuel, refineries, barge operators and tank storage operators


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TWO DAYS OF 3-HOUR MODULES 4pm to 7pm daily, SGT Time

Day One: Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Module 1: LNG, Ammonia, Methanol, Biofuels & Hydrogen: The Future

Day Two: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Module 2: Collaboration, Global initiatives, Compliance/ Verification,  & External Influences

Key Drivers & Trends to be Covered

  • Carbon Reduction Strategies: Global Trends
  • IMO Position on de-carbonization
  • Comparing LNG, Ammonia, Methanol, Hydrogen & Biofuels as Alternate Marine Fuels
  • Market Developments and Technologies
  • Challenges for Producers, Tank Storage Operators, Traders, Shipowners and Charterers
  • Collaboration among Stakeholders
  • Impact of Collaboration on Likely Forerunners of Alternate Fuels
  • Compliance & Verification Requirements
  • Requirements under Fit for 55 package


PLUS!  Role Play to determine investment options on alternative fuels, under different operating environments

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand global trends on de-carbonization
  • Learn about the pros and cons of future fuel options in the market
  • Examine the challenges of different fuel types in terms of availability, production, storage & delivery
  • Explore the requirements for ship safety and training in the use of alternate fuels
  • Acquire intelligence on current & upcoming collaborations in the industry for technology & services
  • Identify the impact such collaborations will have on the industry and your operations
  • Assess what compliance and verification requirements are needed for future fuels
  • Examine the impact of the future role of bunker suppliers on your operations
  • Assess how world events might affect your investment plans

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Course Outline

Day One

Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 4pm to 7pm

LNG, Ammonia, Methanol, Biofuels & Hydrogen: The Future

  • Global trends for carbon reduction/de-carbonization and impact on global transportation and the IMO position
  • Decarbonizing the shipping & marine industries
  • Introduction on types of alternative fuels
  • Availability & their challenges from production, storage, delivery to ship safety & training for:-
    • LNG
    • Ammonia
    • Methanol
    • Biofuels
    • Hydrogen

Day Two

Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 4pm to 7pm

Collaboration, Global Initiatives, Compliance/ Verification & External Influences

  • Developments, partnerships & collaboration among stakeholders in the next 3-5 years including JVs and co-development schemes or arrangements
  • Impact of such arrangements on stakeholders based on location and trading patterns
  • Global initiatives for alternative fuels such as FIT for 55
  • Compliance & verification requirements and the role of port authorities
  • Impact of world events ie. Russia/Ukraine conflict and Indonesia banning all forms of palm oil export
  • Role Play – While assuming various stakeholder roles under certain conditions, participants will be made to plan for alternative fuels by examining CAPEX to OPEX considerations, and evaluating the most suitable investment application

Course Methodology

The course will be taught via a video conferencing platform with a combination of theoretical & practical information. The course instructor will adopt an approach which encourages active participation, delegate engagement and contribution through the sharing of views and experiences. The ‘Role Play’ will provide real-world examples and experiences in participants’ working environments.



Who Should Attend



Ship Managers

Marine fuel buyers and sellers

Oil companies

Tank storage operators

Physical suppliers

Barge operators

Traders & brokers

Technical managers

Surveying & testing companies


The below are course titles led by William Tan since 2002 and held in Singapore, Dubai, Fujairah & Trinidad & Tobago, attracting more than 650 delegates from 150 companies to-date.


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