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Monday, August 26, 2019 

Sea Commerce Consultants, along with sponsors including the Methanol Institute (MI), Methanex and FedCom and supported by Waterfront Shipping, Marinvest, ABAC and MAN, will hold a commercial and technical seminar on Methanol as Marine Fuel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The free Seminar on 13 September at the JW Marriott, Copacabana will be held in English with Portuguese translation, and is amied at shipowners and operators, ship managers, bunker suppliers, port and terminal operators, inland waterway and offshore vessel operators and regulatory authorities.

Featured speakers will include Captain Saleem Alavi of Sea Commerce, Kjeld Aabo of MAN, Captain Fernando Gomes Coordinator, MEPC Brazilian IMO Executive Secretariat, Jason Chesko of Methanex, Luiz Resano of ABAC Brazil, and Lawrence Navin of Methanol Institute. The seminar will cover a wide variety of topics, including Methanol's potential to address Tier III NOx regulation compliance in addition to its ability to provide IMO2020 SOx compliance.

Looking further ahead the seminar will discuss the potential of renewable Methanol to enable the shipping industry to comply with IMO CO2 emission reduction targets in 2030 and 2050. Information on the global availability of Methanol as a marine fuel together with technical and operational challenges will be considered. The seminar will also include an economic comparison between Methanol and other alternative fuels.

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