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Azimut Reveals Partnerships to Assist Cut back Emissions

Azimut Reveals Partnerships to Assist Cut back Emissions
Azimut’s Magellano 60 can use HVOlution biofuel

Azimut staged a press convention on the Cannes Yachting Pageant targeted on its efforts to cut back environmental affect by reducing CO2 emissions.

The shipyard introduced the outcomes of its efforts, licensed by an impartial scientific panel, and the brand new targets to be pursued with its companions: the Politecnico di Torino, Eni Sustainable Mobility, Lloyd’s Register and Superyacht Eco Affiliation, a non-profit organisation created by the Yacht Membership de Monaco and Credit score Suisse. Milestones in Azimut’s inexperienced path embrace the primary gas cell examined on board, the primary hybrid yacht and a fleet of Low Emission Yachts that emit as much as 30 per cent much less CO2 than comparable boats with shaft line propulsion.

Giovanna Vitelli, Chair of the Azimut-Benetti Group, stated: “We don’t simply look ahead to the options of the long run, however we mix tomorrow-oriented analysis with right this moment’s concrete solutions, validating our analysis with the perfect scientific and certification our bodies.” 

Its strategy entails the seek for options to fossil fuels, an exercise performed by the Group’s R&D division, which entails scouting and testing of options starting from biodiesel to artificial fuels. The need to guage which answer may very well be instantly relevant and efficient with a scientific and goal methodology led the shipyard to contact the Power Division of the Politecnico di Torino and Professor Massimo Santarelli, professor of Superior Power Techniques on the Piedmont college and the KTH Royal Institute of Expertise in Stockholm.

The Politecnico, drawing on the expertise gained within the automotive and aviation sectors, performed an impartial, intensive examine on various fuels for the pleasure boating business. The examine analyses HVO biodiesel, methanol and hydrogen, evaluating their effectivity, security, availability and prices in a brief and medium-term horizon.

Offered by Professor Santarelli, the outcomes highlighted some great benefits of biodiesel in comparison with methanol and hydrogen. Inexperienced or artificial methanol, the sort efficient in lowering CO2 emissions, is an possibility that can’t be carried out within the quick time period as a result of crucial points associated to manufacturing and distribution, however may very well be promising in a long term. Grey methanol, alternatively, has the next life cycle footprint than conventional diesel. Hydrogen represents a distant various as a result of complexities of storage and secure administration on board.

“At this time, biodiesel is the one viable various to fossil gas and at present the simplest to contribute to the decarbonization of the pleasure boat sector,” Professor Santarelli stated.

HVO biodiesel is at present among the many most mature options, prepared for quick and sensible use, as adoption doesn’t require important modifications to the storage or propulsion system. The examine by the Politecnico di Torino underlined the Group’s latest collaboration with Eni Sustainable Mobility, the Eni firm devoted to accelerating the trail in direction of mobility carbon neutrality. The settlement, introduced in June, entails changing the gas used for sea trials, technical assessments and transfers of prototypes and newly produced boats – roughly 700,000 litres in complete per yr – with HVOlution.

The Eni biofuel is produced from renewable* uncooked supplies and reduces CO2 emissions by as much as 90 per cent in comparison with the reference fossil combine, relying on the precise uncooked supplies used for its manufacturing**. The R&D division of Azimut-Benetti Group was the primary to extensively check the HVOlution biofuel to be used within the nautical sector. Azimut additionally used biodiesel in particular laboratory assessments of the brand new Magellano 60 which, through the summer season, sailed within the Mediterranean powered by HVO.

The assessments recorded a discount in well-to-wake CO2 emissions of greater than 80 per cent in comparison with a yacht of comparable measurement powered by fossil gas.

Azimut-Benetti collaboration with Lloyd’s Register and SEA Index

After 20 years of analysis to cut back CO2 emissions, the shipyard is observing important development within the relevance of emissions as a discriminating issue within the buy of a yacht. This pattern highlights the absence of standardised, clear data that enables homeowners to gather, learn and examine information and scores, that are sometimes provided within the automotive and actual property industries.

CGI of Azimut Seadeck 9

The group has began to collaborate with Lloyd’s Register and the Superyacht Eco Affiliation, which via the SEA Index calculates the CO2 emissions of yachts from 25-100m and past. In September, Azimut grew to become a company member of the SEA Index to assist the affiliation within the definition of an goal carbon emission index that allows comparability for yachts underneath 24m.

Azimut, along with Lloyd’s Register – one of many essential classification our bodies within the maritime sector – has realised a consumption and CO2 emissions certification plan in commonplace circumstances.

Based mostly on the assessments carried out with Azimut yachts and a database built-in with the shipyard’s findings, Lloyd’s has developed a comparability index for the Superyacht Eco Affiliation which expresses CO2 emissions in relation to the amount of the boat and the reference pace (g CO2/GT.NM), information held by all shipyards and simply detectable throughout a sea trial.

The index has important standards and might turn out to be some extent of reference for producers, technicians and specialists within the sector.

Natalie Quévert, Normal Secretary of the Superyacht Eco Affiliation, stated: “SEA Index was created to mobilize the sector to undertake concrete interventions to cut back CO2 emissions. Because of the partnership with Azimut, SEA Index also can certify yachts underneath 24m, with the ambition of reaching plenty of homeowners to start out an unprecedented motion.”

Azimut has laid the foundations to create a brand new, extra aware section of the nautical business to cut back the environmental affect. It would progressively certify all new boats with the purpose of creating consumption and emissions information accessible for session. The brand new ambassadors of the shipyard’s inexperienced route, the Seadeck 9 and the Grande 30M, are among the many first fashions concerned within the programme.

The Seadeck 9 has been introduced because the third Seadeck mannequin representing the primary sequence of hybrid yachts for households and essentially the most environment friendly ever created by Azimut, reaching a discount in CO2 emissions of as much as 40 per cent, between navigation and time spent at anchor, in comparison with a standard flybridge boat of comparable measurement.

The Grande 30M, previewed through the press convention in Cannes, marks a brand new stage within the shipyard’s collaboration with ZF. This mode would be the first geared up with the brand new POD 4900, developed by Azimut in partnership with ZF.

Marco Valle, CEO of the Azimut-Benetti Group, stated: “Lower than one yr in the past, I introduced the Group’s need to contain the nautical world within the improvement of an goal index to match consumption and emissions. At this time, because of the collaboration with Lloyd’s and SEA Index, that software exists. The Azimut yachts in Cannes are displayed with their key affect information, licensed by a 3rd get together and shared with homeowners in addition to the general public.”

* Pursuant to EU Directive 2018/2001 “REDII”.

** In accordance with the traditional criterion of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 “REDII”, the discount in CO2eq emissions of the HVOlution alongside the logistics-production chain in 2022 was between 60% and 90%, in comparison with the combo reference fossil (i.e. 94g CO2eq/MJ), relying on the uncooked supplies used for its manufacturing.

This text was first printed on yachtstyle.co

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