Azimut Reveals Partnerships to Assist Cut back Emissions

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Azimut Reveals Partnerships to Assist Cut back Emissions

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Azimut’s Magellano 60 can use HVOlution biofuel
Azimut’s Magellano 60 can use HVOlution biofuel. Photograph: Azimut

Azimut staged a press convention on the Cannes Yachting Pageant centered on its efforts to cut back environmental impression by decreasing CO2 emissions.

The shipyard offered the outcomes of its efforts, licensed by an unbiased 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 embody the primary gasoline 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 longer term, however we mix tomorrow-oriented analysis with immediately’s concrete solutions, validating our analysis with one of the best scientific and certification our bodies.” 

Its strategy entails the seek for alternate 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 judge which answer might be instantly relevant and efficient with a scientific and goal technique led the shipyard to contact the Vitality Division of the Politecnico di Torino and Professor Massimo Santarelli, professor of Superior Vitality Methods 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 unbiased, intensive research on various fuels for the pleasure boating business. The research 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 the benefits of biodiesel in comparison with methanol and hydrogen. Inexperienced or artificial methanol, the kind efficient in lowering CO2 emissions, is an possibility that can not be applied within the quick time period as a consequence of crucial points associated to manufacturing and distribution, however might be promising in a long run. Grey methanol, then again, 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.

“Right now, biodiesel is the one viable various to fossil gasoline and at the moment the simplest to contribute to the decarbonization of the pleasure boat sector,” Professor Santarelli stated.

HVO biodiesel is presently among the many most mature options, prepared for quick and sensible use, as adoption doesn’t require vital modifications to the storage or propulsion system. The research 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 gasoline used for sea trials, technical checks and transfers of prototypes and newly produced boats – roughly 700,000 litres in whole per yr – with HVOlution.

The Eni biofuel is constituted of 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 take a look at the HVOlution biofuel to be used within the nautical sector. Azimut additionally used biodiesel in particular laboratory checks of the brand new Magellano 60 which, throughout the summer season, sailed within the Mediterranean powered by HVO.

The checks 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 gasoline.

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

After twenty years of analysis to cut back CO2 emissions, the shipyard is observing vital 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 permits house owners to gather, learn and examine knowledge and scores, that are usually provided within the automotive and actual property industries.

CGI of Azimut Seadeck 9
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 turned a company member of the SEA Index to help 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 major classification our bodies within the maritime sector – has realised a consumption and CO2 emissions certification plan in customary situations.

Primarily based on the checks 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 quantity of the boat and the reference pace (g CO2/GT.NM), knowledge held by all shipyards and simply detectable throughout a sea trial.

The index has important standards and might turn into a degree of reference for producers, technicians and specialists within the sector.

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

Azimut has laid the foundations to create a brand new, extra aware part of the nautical business to cut back the environmental impression. It should progressively certify all new boats with the goal of constructing consumption and emissions knowledge 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, attaining a discount in CO2 emissions of as much as 40 per cent, between navigation and time spent at anchor, in comparison with a conventional flybridge boat of comparable measurement.

The Grande 30M, previewed throughout 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 check consumption and emissions. Right now, because of the collaboration with Lloyd’s and SEA Index, that instrument exists. The Azimut yachts in Cannes are displayed with their key impression knowledge, licensed by a 3rd celebration and shared with house owners in addition to the general public.”

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

** In accordance with the standard 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 combination reference fossil (i.e. 94g CO2eq/MJ), relying on the uncooked supplies used for its manufacturing.

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