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12.11.2017

COP 23: Shipping Industry Demands a “Maritime Energy Transition”

VDMA: No Alternatives to International Climate Protection - Demands for Increased Commitment from IMO - Shipping Must Be Emission-Free in the Long Term

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11.11.2017

Implementation of the MCP Directive behind schedule in most EU member states

The European Medium Combustion Plant Directive on the limitation of emissions from medium combustion plants (EU 2015/2193 – MCPD) dated November 25, 2015 entered into force upon being published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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18.10.2017

The development of CO2-neutral technologies needs the right framework conditions

At the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, the community of states is seeking to drive forward the full implementation of the global climate treaty. This represents a real opportunity for European industry – provided that the right framework conditions are in place.

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18.09.2017

New technology brings stricter limits for large combustion plants

The limits for large combustion plants in the EU are linked to the best available technology (BAT). The Official Journal of the EU has now published an implementation decision envisaging a tightening of the limits that the Member States are required to implement in national law by 2021.

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18.09.2017

CO2 reporting requirements for ships in European waters from 2018

The EU has officially presented its system for the monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions from shipping. From 1 January 2018, ships with a gross tonnage of more than 5,000 must report their CO2 emissions to the EU Commission in order to be allowed to enter European ports.

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11.08.2017

Germany applies for reclassification of SO2 on the list of hazardous substances

Germany has made a suggestion to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) about the reclassification of sulphur dioxide in accordance with the Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation). This may have an effect on European and national law, as well as on limit values.

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COP 23: Shipping Industry Demands a “Maritime Energy Trans...
Implementation of the MCP Directive behind schedule in mos...
The development of CO2-neutral technologies needs the righ...
New technology brings stricter limits for large combustion...
CO2 reporting requirements for ships in European waters fr...
Germany applies for reclassification of SO2 on the list of...
Economic situation

Economic situation

08.01.2016 The industrial engines of the manufacturers represented in the VDMA can be divided into two categories: compact engines, primarily for driving mobile machinery, and large engines, for supplying energy and driving ships and rolling stock.

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Applications

Engines for generating electricity and heat

In vehicles, ships or as engines for stationary energy conversion, internal combustion engines have been used in millions of applications for over 100 years.

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Engines in mobile machinery – driving the economy

Do you think sufficient nutrition is a necessity? Do you wish to go to work on asphalted roads? Do you not want to live in a tent? Then you too are dependent on mobile machinery. For there is scarcely a single area of our lives that would function without mobile machinery.

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Ships – inconceivable without internal combustion engines

Whether for entertainment electronics from China, coffee from South America or vehicles from the US, global trade would not be possible without sea transport.

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Environment

COP 23: Shipping Industry Demands a “Maritime Energy Transition”

12.11.2017 VDMA: No Alternatives to International Climate Protection - Demands for Increased Commitment from IMO - Shipping Must Be Emission-Free in the Long Term

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Implementation of the MCP Directive behind schedule in most EU member states

11.11.2017 The European Medium Combustion Plant Directive on the limitation of emissions from medium combustion plants (EU 2015/2193 – MCPD) dated November 25, 2015 entered into force upon being published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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The development of CO2-neutral technologies needs the right framework conditions

18.10.2017 At the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, the community of states is seeking to drive forward the full implementation of the global climate treaty. This represents a real opportunity for European industry – provided that the right framework conditions are in place.

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Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure calls for ships to be upgraded/modified to run on LNG

29.09.2017 As part of the German government’s mobility and fuel strategy, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is calling for the use of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as an eco-friendly fuel for ships and barges.

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