Sustainability on the High Seas

New energy solutions for decarbonizing shipping
Cargo ship

Shipping is a vital branch of transportation. Over 80% of goods are transported by oversea freight. Marine transport is responsible for approximately 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but it is the most fuel-efficient method of transport, with the lowest CO2 emissions per ton of cargo transported per kilometer. Hence, it is foreseen to expand in the future.

IMO, the main regulatory maritime body, has set a strategic plan with ambitious emissions targets for the year 2050. This can only be achieved by combining different measures to significantly reduce emissions.

This event brings together experts who will enable us to look closer at the current status of the marine market and think about future solutions needed to meet global targets.


08:30 Registration & breakfast


Opening address

09:00 Introduction
Sam Cross & Yrjö Neuvo | Aalto University
09:15 Technological change and the Finnish shipping industry
Tiia Sahrakorpi | Aalto University


Session 1: Marine fuels for today and tomorrow, and role of regulations

09:30 Neste marine fuels and future
Anna Kunnas | Neste
10:00 International regulations to reduce harmful emissions from ships
Jorma Kämäräinen | Traficom
10:30 Looking for future marine fuel options: effect of fuel properties on end-use performance
Michal Wojcieszyk | Aalto University
11:00 Lunch


Session 2: Engines and new technologies for sustainable shipping

12:00 Future sustainable shipping power solutions including engines
Christer Wik | Wärtsilä
12:30 Fuel cell solutions for shipboard power systems
Sami Kanerva | ABB
13:00 Powering future shipping with hydrogen and methanol
Martti Larmi | Aalto University
13:30 Reactivity controlled compression ignition as feasible solution for clean and efficient marine engines
Maciej Mikulski | University of Vaasa
14:00 Tea & coffee break


Session 3: Ship design and energy consumption

14:30 Energy efficiency of cruise ships
Marjo Keiramo | Royal Carribean Cruises
15:00 Controlling ship energy systems with reinforcement learning
Janne Huotari | Aalto University
15:30 Hybrid power supply for short sea ships
Antti Ritari | Aalto University


Panel discussion and closing remarks

16:30 End of formal event. Informal Networking reception with drinks and snacks follows.


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