Seaspan Ferries believes in carbon-neutral Renewable Natural Gas

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Seaspan became the first Canadian marine company to pilot the use of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by its LNG-powered fleet. Seaspan expects that data from the pilot will confirm that, by using RNG, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by upwards of 85 per cent versus traditional diesel fuel.

Seaspan has worked closely with FortisBC Energy Inc. to secure a source of certified carbon neutral RNG.

When bacteria break down organic waste from sources such as landfill sites, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities, it produces a biogas mostly made of methane. FortisBC captures and purifies this biogas to create RNG, a certified carbon neutral energy source, preventing the release of methane into the environment.


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Seaspan Ferries Will Retrofit A Hybrid Electric Ferry With Blue Whale Energy Storage System

Corvus Energy ‘Blue Whale’ is a new large-scale energy storage system (ESS)—a groundbreaking battery system designed for large ships with high zero-emission energy demand, such as cruise ships and large ferries. Its rack-free design of stacking modular blocks provides the industry’s highest volumetric battery room energy density and, consequently, maximizes a ship owner’s passenger or payload opportunities.

For its inaugural field trial, the Blue Whale battery system will be installed on board SEASPAN RELIANT, a roro ferry built in 2016 that sails near Vancouver.

Corvus Energy will perform field trials for its new large-scale Blue Whale ESS on board a Seaspan Ferries vessel starting during the summer of 2021. Blue Whale is scheduled for commercial deliveries in Spring 2022.