Shipping emissions and renewable energy in ports
A study, commissioned by Schneider Electric, used an innovative modelling system based on real-world shipping movements to determine the emissions from auxiliary engines of vessels at berth in the UK.
The study indicated that connecting vessels to electric shore power when at berth could reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 0.83Mt and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) by up to 11.4kt – the equivalent of removing approximately 1.2 million diesel cars from the road.
Ricardo’s air quality and energy teams are working with major transport hubs across the UK to understand the impact of vehicle emissions and develop energy strategies that reduce their environmental impact and deliver commercial value.
Ricardo is supporting a range of clients on projects at the leading edge of renewable energy generation and distribution, focusing on the development of profitable solutions to provide electricity directly to users or concessionaries.