A Framework for Choosing Alternative Fueling Solutions

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A Framework for Choosing Alternative Fueling Solutions

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Title: A Framework for Choosing Alternative Fueling Solutions
Author: Afseth, Jonas Ullsfoss
Abstract: In choosing an alternative fueling solution for the shipping industry there are many things that need to be considered. This paper will try to develop a framework that takes into consideration the different needs of the stakeholders that have interests as to what fueling solution is chosen for ships. This will aim to create a level playing field that will act as a place where the solutions merits and drawbacks can be compared as well as be looked at together with the industry’s requirements and desires. It will in its development be based on sustainability theory as well as other applicable theories within the energy industry as well as any other applicable theories. In developing the framework the triple bottom line as well as the Energy Tetralemma developed by Forfas will be used as the basis and other theories will mainly play into how the different technologies are sored as well as how the different categories are weighted in making the final solution. Thus it will provide an answer to what fueling technology is the most applicable as well as looking at the best solution that is not a complete fueling solution but rather an auxiliary one that can be adapted together with the current solutions. It will explore the different advantages and drawbacks of the different solutions and evaluate these up against each other in the developed framework. In developing the framework the Energy Tetralemma and the Industrial Fuel Choice model were used as the two models talk to the same considerations as those faced with choosing a fueling solution, even though they have been gathered from different industries, the considerations raised in the model are similar enough to those faced in this paper for its ideas to be transferrable. In addition to the theories used the paper relies heavily on secondary information gathered from different companies within the shipping industry, as well as some industry gotten through communications with maritime consulting firms such as MARCOD and GEMBA Seafood Consulting both to find their recommendations as well as for help in gathering secondary information through them aiding in the search and giving the information that they have available.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10417/4560
Date: 2014-07-24
Pages: 93 s.
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