We are bringing experts from across the maritime industry’s value chain and beyond and explore the key questions around the future fuels.
Increasing the availability of low and zero carbon fuels is the critical challenge in the decarbonisation of shipping. Shipping cant take on this challenge on its own. A massive expansion of fuel production, storage, and distribution, as well as zero carbon electricity is critical to enabling the transition. And with no “silver-bullet” on the horizon, reducing shipping’s environmental footprint will rely on building tailor made solutions to fit ship owners’ individual needs.
Petr Horák - moderator, Editor in Chief
SPEED and TopGear
The carbon footprint is the hot topic of the moment and a CO2-neutral balance is important for long-term sustainability. That's why we decided to bring together experts from manufacturers, operators and technology companies to discuss the important issues surrounding this topic. Synthetic CO2-neutral fuels, the use of hydrogen, whether in fuel cells or in internal combustion engines, electric drives - these are all possible ways to make transport CO2-neutral and reduce its ecological footprint. There is probably not just one right one and it will depend on creating tailor-made solutions to meet the individual needs of transport companies.
Vladimír Myslík, Competence Development Manager
Volvo Group Czech Republic
LNG and BioLNG, batteries or hydrogen? Volvo is considering all three of these alternative powertrains. It is certainly not discarding conventional diesel engines either. Each powertain has its advantages and disadvantages. In Vladimir Myslik's presentation, for example, you will find out what and how much it affects the range of a battery-powered electric truck or how much LNG and BioLNG can reduce CO2 emissions.
Ondřej Koubek, Driving the Shift Director CER
Another truck manufacturer and another perspective on the issue of CO2 reduction. Scania's motto is to do the right things and do things right. In his presentation, Ondřej Koubek will reveal which ways Scania has taken to achieve its CO2 reduction targets, how much each fuel will help reduce CO2 emissions and which fuel is most suitable for each application.
Soňa Hykysová, Director / Environment, Sustainability and ESG
Air transport accounts for only 2.1% of total CO2 emissions from human activity. On the one hand, airports are absolutely ideal places to use electric vehicles, but on the other hand, will we see hydrogen- or even electricity-powered aircraft? And what measures is Prague Airport taking to reduce CO2 emissions? Not only these questions will be answered by Soňa Hykyšová.
Daniel Hrtus, Research and development
The petrochemical industry is also trying to do its bit to reduce CO2 emissions. Daniel Hrtus' presentation focuses on the different ways of recycling plastics and the pitfalls of recycling plastic waste, giving a broader perspective on the whole issue.
Jan Matějka, CEO
HM Personal Progress
NIB (Neodymium Iron Bor) magnets are part of the motors of electric vehicles, wind turbines, etc. Rare earth elements, obtained by problematic mining, are required for their production. A possible ways of recycling is therefore being explored. How to recycle NIB magnets, where to get the necessary resources for recycling and other questions are answered in the presentation by Jan Matějka.