IMO publishes interim guidance on the calculations of biofuel carbon conversion factor (CF) for IMO DCS and CII calculations
Issued: 2023-07-13 12:30:10 UTC

On the agenda of MEPC 80 which concluded last week, biofuels for marine use was discussed specifically in relation to defining the calculation methodology for biofuel’s Conversion Factor (CF) for I...

Fuel for thought – A Webinar
Issued: 2023-05-22 15:41:09 UTC

The demand for methanol is being pushed by regulatory pressures, both at the regional and international level.

Lloyd’s Register is hosting a webinar which will introduce our new methanol report ...

Decision Pathway for Biofuel Procurement
Issued: 2023-04-18 17:59:27 UTC

Dear FOBAS Client,

With the drive towards a decarbonised future gaining momentum, shipping has seen an increasing interest in renewable fuels. Biofuels are increasingly being considered as a po...

LR Issues Guidance Notes for Approvals and Use of Marine Biofuels
Issued: 2023-02-07 13:48:33 UTC

With the drive towards a decarbonised future gaining momentum, shipping has seen an increasing interest in renewable fuels such as biofuels. Many are considering biofuels as an interim solution.


Tracking the true carbon intensity of green fuels
Issued: 2023-01-26 16:05:05 UTC

As shipowners and operators look toward transitioning to zero carbon fuels, how can buyers of fuel that is sold as being "green" be assured that it was produced, transported and handled in a truly ...

Israel to introduce 0.10% ECA
Issued: 2023-01-19 11:02:41 UTC

There is an upcoming introduction of an Israeli domestic Emissions Control Area which will become effective from 23rd February 2023. Please find attached a bulletin which provides further informat...

Organic Chlorides in Singapore – CIMAC update
Issued: 2022-10-26 15:59:30 UTC

CIMAC has recently released an informative paper regarding the organic chloride incident in Singapore. Lloyd's Register FOBAS has a strong presence in the CIMAC working group, therefore we wanted ...

MARPOL Annex VI and the use of Marine Biofuels
Issued: 2022-08-15 11:09:30 UTC

Many ship operators over the last few years have been looking at the possibility of using one or the other marine biofuel grades being offered, however a major impediment to this biofuel usage in a...

Classification of Marine Fuels through BDN’s to Assess Emission Factor for IMO DCS & EU MRV Verification
Issued: 2022-06-06 13:51:37 UTC

Lloyd's Register recently released class news highlighting the importance of clear definition of the marine fuel grade bunkered. We would like to further elaborate on this from a fuel testing pers...

Microbial Contamination and Monitoring
Issued: 2022-05-05 13:52:20 UTC

Further to the recent LR class news update drawing attention to the risks of microbial contamination and damage to ships tanks if left untreated, we would like to follow this up from a marine fuel ...


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