MISC Cites Green Tech for 12,765-Tonne Fuel Savings in 2016

Thursday August 10, 2017

Malaysia's MISC Berhad (MISC), in its newly released sustainability report covering the 2016 year, says green technology helped the company avoid 41,295 tonnes of CO2 emissions and save and 12,765 tonnes of fuel.

"The Energy Efficiency Unit at MISC continues to find ways to minimise vessel fuel consumption and this has been further enhanced through the use of the ISAVEFUEL Software System, following the successful initiation of Phase II of the programme on board all MISC-owned vessels in 2014," explained MISC.

"The software system serves as a platform to systematically capture and monitor the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator of each ship. This customised software has improved our data accuracy and simplified the reporting and monitoring process for both the vessel and the Energy Efficiency Unit on shore."

MISC says the group's overall energy consumption increased by less than 1 percent in 2016, while emissions of CO2-e in 2016 totalled 4.6 million metric tonnes (mt) - a 2 percent year-on-year increase - which the company attributes to an overall growth in the amount of transport work completed by the MISC liquefied natural gas (LNG) and Product fleet.

MISC says that, as part of efforts to improve its greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) processes, two additional GHGs - methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) - as well as additional sources of emissions, mainly from MISC's non-shipping operations, were added to its GHG emissions inventory.

"Moving forward, in our continued effort to further optimise vessel fuel consumption, FMS and AET are collaborating on the installation of the Energy Efficiency and Performance Management System," said MISC.

"The new system will act as a one-stop solution for internal reporting and facilitate external reporting requirements such as EU MRV and IMO Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) and is targeted for implementation in 2018."

Last month, Ship & Bunker reported that MISC had taken delivery of Seri Cempaka, the third in a series of five fuel-efficient Moss-Type Seri-C Class LNG carriers.