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S4 Ep7: Alberto Llopis Pascual, Lead Aerodynamics Engineer, bound4blue
21:59On this week’s ship.energy podcast, Alberto Llopis Pascual of bound4blue talks to Mark Williams about the company’s rigid sail technology and its energy/emissions saving benefits – as well as the all-important ROI. He also considers the take-up of wind technology so far and outlines his hopes for its future. Alberto is Lead Aerodynamics Engineer at bound4blue where he is responsible for the aerodynamic development of the company’s technology, both numerical and experimental. Alberto holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering in the field of experimental aerodynamics (University of Manchester, 2017). Previously, he spent six years working with University of Manchester, BAE Systems and a NATO task group researching and developing fluidic control effectors for aircraft, designing, and building the first aircraft to fully integrate and demonstrate this technology. Later, he also spent two years carrying out the aerodynamic design of medical delivery drones.
S4 Ep6: Elissama Menezes and Dr. Melissa Lem of the Say No to LNG Campaign
26:05Our first podcast guests in March are Elissama Menezes, a climate and shipping consultant and the Global Director of the Say No to LNG campaign, and Dr Melissa Lem, a Vancouver-based physician who is President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Elissama has ‘field experience’ as a deckhand working and living in a vessel designed to be a green ship, running primarily on wind power. In her role with the Say No to LNG campaign, she coordinates a growing network of global technical experts mobilising stakeholders toward a methane-free shipping industry. Elissama supports NGOs and the maritime sector in the consultant space with research, advocacy, strategising, and engagement with communities and international forums. An oceanographer by training and having a Master's in Marine Management, she makes it her mission to work towards ambitious, long-term, and sustainable changes and solutions for people, the ocean, and the planet. As President of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Melissa has engaged in advocacy and policy work on a broad range of issues, from climate change and hydraulic fracturing to sustainable health care and low-carbon transportation. Her work has appeared in media including the CBC, Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, The Narwhal and National Observer. As a climate change panellist on CBC Radio's Early Edition, an in-house medical columnist for CBC TV Vancouver and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, one of her major priorities is knowledge translation. Melissa was the inaugural winner of University College’s Young Alumni of Influence Award at the University of Toronto, the recipient of the 2022 Adult Nature Inspiration Award from the Canadian Museum of Nature, and a 2021 World Parks Week Ambassador. She sits on the Advisory Committee of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Health and Well-being Specialist Group.
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S4 Ep5: Steven Jones, Founder, Seafarers Happiness Index
32:01This week, Steven Jones, Founder of the Seafarers Happiness Index, talks to Mark Williams about the training requirements for new low and zero carbon fuels. As seafarers recover from the difficulties of the pandemic, deal with the threat to their roles from autonomy, and cope with geopolitical uncertainty and conflict, how are they responding to the debate about decarbonisation? Listen to this conversation for a clear voice from the bridge on the practical challenges that lie ahead. Steven spent a decade working as a navigation officer, mainly on cable ships. He has a Chief Officer certificate and Masters’ degrees in both Marketing and Communications, and International Relations. After working in a range of shore-based roles he founded the Seafarers Happiness Index working with the Mission to Seafarers. The aim of the project is to produce data and insight from seafarers, finding the mechanisms to address concerns of crew, ensuring that the voice of those at sea is heard. He is author of a range of maritime publications, Past President of the Propeller Club Liverpool, an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
S4 Ep4: Ben Murray, CEO of Maritime UK
27:47This week, Ben Murray, CEO of Maritime UK, talks to Mark Williams about the organisation’s engagement with environmental issues – one of its five priorities, its cooperation with overseas industry associations, and the ways in which it can leverage industry concerns into government policy discussions. Maritime UK is the umbrella body for the maritime sector, bringing together the shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries. Its purpose is to champion and enable a thriving maritime sector. Maritime UK has responsibility for the coordination and delivery of industry recommendations within Maritime 2050. Ben joined Maritime UK from a political consultancy. Prior to this he worked for the Labour Party as a campaign manager and ran the Labour deputy leadership campaign of Angela Eagle MP. He studied Politics at the University of Warwick and East Asian studies at City University of Hong Kong. Ben is a director of a digital communications agency. He has responsibility for coordinating and leading the activity of Maritime UK, working with the National Council to implement its strategic plan including coordination and delivery of industry recommendations within Maritime 2050.
S4 Ep3: Siri Khalsa, Founder and CEO of Stance Advocacy Services
21:25In this week’s ship.energy podcast, Siri Khalsa, Founder and CEO of Stance Advocacy Services and a member of the board of directors of the Monaco Hydrogen Alliance, discusses the ambitions of the not-for-profit Association and explains how its members are working to promote the use of green hydrogen in land, air, and maritime transportation, including through the Monaco Prize for Innovation in Renewable Hydrogen and Transportation. Siri’s current work focus builds on her decades of global experience in political advocacy and social impact in the US, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe. Links: https://www.stanceadvocacy.com https://monacoh2.org Twitter @CorpActivist IG @stanceadvocacy
S4 Ep2: Vicky Boiten Lee, Consultant and Jason Miles, CEO, Quadrise Fuels International plc
22:38In this week’s ship.energy podcast, Mark Williams catches up again with Jason Miles, CEO of Quadrise Fuels International, along with energy and mobility consultant Vick Boiten Lee, who provided input on Quadrise’s 2022 Sustainability Report. In this conversation, Jason and Vicky discuss the methodology behind the report and they explain how and why they have applied ESG principles throughout the company. They also provide some guidance on the type of frameworks that can be useful for businesses looking to produce their own sustainability reports to demonstrate their commitment to achieving net-zero Vicky is an experienced advisor focused on the energy and mobility sectors. She spent over 20 years at Shell and now works with boards of high-growth companies that have a strong commitment to net-zero. A champion for the low-carbon economy, Vicky previously partnered with renowned polar explorer Robert Swan O.B.E. and his son Barney for the ‘South Pole Energy Challenge’ which saw them attempting to walk to the South Pole supported only by renewable energy. Vicky is assisting Quadrise in accelerating its journey to net-zero and progression to commercial scale. Jason Miles spent the first 12 years of his career developing emulsified fuels projects as a Process Engineer for BP, and subsequently for PDVSA as Business Development Manager where he implemented numerous Orimulsion power projects globally. Jason joined Quadrise in 2006 and now has some 25 years’ technical and commercial experience in the emulsion fuels industry. He is a chartered Chemical Engineer, with an honours degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, and has an Executive MBA from the Cass Business School in London. Jason’s first ship.energy podcast, where he discusses the development of Quadrise’s MSAR emulsion fuels and outlines the benefits of their use compared to ‘traditional’ heavy fuel oil and gasoil, can be heard here
S4 Ep1: Philip Goedkoop, CEO of Oilchart International
17:34The first ship.energy podcast guest of 2023 is Philip Goedkoop, CEO of Oilchart International, an Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) marine fuels company. He joined Oilchart in May 2022 as CEO with a specific focus on the development of biofuel as a bunker fuel. In this conversation with Mark Williams, Philip looks at the sourcing, blending, storage and delivery of marine biofuels. He also addresses the issues of availability and scalability of these fuels and considers the evolution of other alternative marine fuels which are intended to reduce shipping’s GHG footprint, including methanol, ammonia and, further down the line, synthetic fuels. Philip began his career in banking in the City of London and he has a BSc from the London School of Economics. In 1990 he moved into the oil sector, beginning with a role in retail sales and then moving into wholesale and trading operations. From 1997 – 2006, he was CEO at European Petroleum Group, where he managed a wholesale operation out of an Antwerp refinery, acquired a distribution network and a chain of filling stations and oversaw a truck centre project. In the following years he held various senior positions in IT and oil trading companies, and in 2019 he joined Cargill where he was tasked with developing high blends of biofuels for transport, shipping, heating and industrial applications.
S3 Ep23: Jacob Armstrong, Sustainable Shipping Officer, Transport & Environment
25:43This week’s ship.energy podcast – and the last of 2022 – features Jacob Armstrong, a sustainable shipping officer at Brussels-based NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). As Europe’s ‘Fit for 55’ package of measures moves ever closer to final adoption, in this timely discussion Jacob offers his perspectives on shipping’s inclusion in the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), the IMO’s progress on GHG emissions reduction, and the knotty issue of carbon pricing for bunker fuels. In his current role, Jacob manages T&E’s advocacy work on shipping in the EU ETS, the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation and the UNFCCC. Prior to joining T&E, Jacob spent a year working for the European Commission, before joining the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) as policy officer in charge of files concerning energy, the environment and blue growth. His educational background is in history, with a specialisation in the history of political thought, at institutions including the University of Edinburgh, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Queen Mary’s and University College London (UCL).
S3 Ep22: Dipak Mistry, Director of Commercial Partnerships at Ceres
22:33In this week’s podcast, Dipak Mistry, Director of Commercial Partnerships at Ceres, explains the contribution that solid oxide fuel cells can make to shipping in terms of efficiency gains and emissions reduction. Dipak joined Ceres in 2021 as Director of Commercial Partnerships, responsible for establishing strategic partnerships in new and emerging markets for Ceres’ fuel cell and electrolyser technology. Prior to joining Ceres, Dipak has over two decades of international experience working at Ricardo plc, in established and emerging Automotive and Energy markets. He holds a degree in Electro-mechanical Engineering from The University of Manchester and an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from The University of Sussex.
S3 Ep21: Sandi Ennor, CEO of Transparensea Fuels, President of Connecticut Maritime Association
17:07On this week’s ship.energy podcast, Mark Williams talks to Sandi Ennor, President and CEO of Transparensea Fuels, LLC. The conversation covers upcoming CII and EEXI regulations, demand for new shipping fuels, the energy landscape and climate policies in the US and, in the light of Sandi’s choice of name for her company, the rate of progress on achieving transparency in the shipping and bunker industries Sandi established Transparensea Fuels as an independent global marine fuels brokerage in June 2017 following 10 years working in bunker trading and broking at LQM, Integr8 and Peninsula. She is a 1998 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Prior to entering into bunkering, she served for over nine years as a U.S. Navy combat helicopter pilot and is a decorated combat veteran for her work during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sandi is currently serving as the Vice President of the Connecticut Maritime Association and is an active WISTA and IBIA member.