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Marine Engineering – New Technology, Alternate Fuels & Applications

 Greg Peterson

Director of Engineering, BC Ferries

Bio: Greg has spent his working life in the marine industry as a 1st Class Marine Engineer initially educated and trained with the Canadian Coast Guard. The past three decades have been with BC Ferries, first as a Chief Engineer and then in maintenance, engineering, environment, and regulatory management roles. His education includes public sector administration and he retains a keen interest in public policy outlooks and an admiration for the courage of people able to fashion the walkable path from ideas to the better place.


TITLE: Alternate Energy Sources for Marine Transport


ABSTRACT:  The marine industry has unique challenges and opportunities in the development of strategies to reduce GHG emissions in operations. Emissions from shipping, the most economical means of moving 90% of world trade, are on the scale of a large country. Virtually all the energy for marine transport is traditional petroleum fossil fuels, i.e. fuel oil that is easily delivered, stored and consumed. Taking actions necessary in the face of climate change consequences means finding the feasible pathway from a fundamentally optimized energy delivery system for marine transportation into future energy modes that we can imagine, with some confidence, will be sustainable. Greg will talk about the outlook for replacing legacy carbon-intensive fossil fuels with clean and renewable energy for ship propulsion and ferry operations on our BC coast.


Event Properties

Event Date 10-04-2019 11:30 am
Event End Date 10-04-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 60
Individual Price $25
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
1975 Bee St, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6, Canada Victoria, BC V8R 5E6 Canada
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
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