Marine equipment and solutions for methanol as fuel

Fuelling a new phase in decarbonization

Methanol is emerging as a commonly chosen alternative fuel that can help the marine industry progressively reduce emissions and meet decarbonization targets. If produced from renewable sources, it can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 95% compared to conventional fuels. Green methanol would add no new CO2 to the atmosphere, making vessels carbon neutral when using it.

Nonetheless, methanol will demand new technologies and a different way of looking at the energy balance on board. Alfa Laval is at the cutting edge of methanol solutions – and is ready to partner with you in making the transition.

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Fuel supply system

The Alfa Laval FCM Methanol is a low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) that can be adapted to any kind of marine engine and vessel design. It is a proven technology that has been operating on methanol fueled vessels sailing around the world since 2015.

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Aalborg marine boiler solutions for methanol as fuel

Built on a century of thermal expertise, Alfa Laval Aalborg marine boilers are prepared to run on methanol, thanks to our future-proof MultiFlame burner concept. Adding to our already extensive combustion knowledge, we are now conducting large-scale methanol testing at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre.

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Enabling the move to methanol as fuel

Find out why the Alfa Laval FCM Methanol is the leading choice of low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) in today’s methanol projects. This short video explains why more than a pump is needed, and it shows how the FCM Methanol lives up to the challenge – from flexible installation to peace of mind in operation.

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A century of excellence in meeting steam and hot water needs using traditional fuels. Pioneering decarbonization with LNG and methanol, and prepared for biofuels. Leading the way in sustainable marine boiler technology.

Heating and cooling

Methanol is similar to liquid fuels that are already in widespread use in the marine industry, but it has both a low flashpoint and an aggressive nature. Alfa Laval offers several heat exchanger types that can handle the temperatures, pressures and corrosion risks associated with methanol operations.

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Power from waste energy

The Alfa Laval E-PowerPack uses Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology to create electrical power from any heat source on board. By letting you take advantage of all available waste energy, even when steam demands are minimal, it can help you retain fuel economy despite the higher cost of methanol.

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Alfa Laval technology powers sustainable operations on Maersk’s pioneering methanol-fuelled container vessel

In a world where sustainability is increasingly important, A.P. Moller-Maersk has set sail with the world’s first methanol fuelled container vessel. Equipped with Alfa Laval’s solutions for methanol as fuel, this vessel shows how innovative solutions and equipment can help shipping companies adapt to the evolving energy landscape and environmental regulations.

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Innovating at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

At the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, the solutions and knowledge for working with methanol on board continue to develop. With its 2800 m2 of testing space, this unique R&D facility is providing deeper insights into methanol handling, methanol combustion and more. The efforts will ensure safety and efficiency on tomorrow’s more sustainable methanol-fuelled vessels.

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Waste heat recovery

The Alfa Laval Aalborg Micro exhaust gas marine boiler supports energy efficiency in multiple ways. Connected to a fired boiler, it supplies steam to a shared steam drum, reducing the need to use the burner. Used with the E-PowerPack and a plate heat exchanger, it delivers waterborne heat energy at a temperature that maximizes power output.

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