The Selected Ways of Improving the Factors of Energy Efficiency of Ships

Authors

  • W. Zeńczak Zachodniopomorski Uniwersytet Technologiczny w Szczecinie, al. Piastów 41, 71-065 Szczecin, Wydział Techniki Morskiej i Transportu, Katedra Inżynierii Bezpieczeństwa i Energetyki

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26408/108.15

Keywords:

environment protection, renewable energy sources, ship power systems

Abstract

The aim to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions, for all newly built vessels of more than 400 GRT the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) must be determined. In addition, a voluntary determined Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI) was introduced to allow continuous assessment of the ship's transport efficiency. Favourable values of indicators are possible to achieve by reducing CO2 emissions, among others thanks to the use of unconventional energy sources in ship power systems. In the article an analysis of the possibilities of using such sources on ships, including renewable energy sources is presented. From many different energy sources, only those whose application is most intensively developed, i.e. wind energy and solar radiation, were considered.

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Published

2018-02-28

How to Cite

Zeńczak, W. (2018). The Selected Ways of Improving the Factors of Energy Efficiency of Ships. Scientific Journal of Gdynia Maritime University, (108), 181–196. https://doi.org/10.26408/108.15

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