The sail system is integrated with a Rolls-Royce gas spark ignition engine.
ADVANTAGES OF GAS ENGINES
POWERED BY WASTE
In the case of B9 Ships the engine is fuelled by food waste
ADVANTAGES OF 2nd GENERATION BIO-FUEL
Development of facilities for cost-effective production of liquid bio-methane (LBM or green-gas) is well underway by sister company B9 Organic Energy, and others including Big 6 energy generators
LBM has the exact same chemical and physical make-up as LNG and is interchageable once cleaned
LBM injected directly in to LNG grid through a virtual biomethane supply chain
A certification process will ensure LBM injected in to grid matches that taken out to operate ships.
Enables B9 Ships to authenticate 100% renewable fuel status highly valuable when financial incentives are introduced to stimulate ‘green’ shipping
LBM is 2nd generation bio-fuel so it avoids contentious food v fuel controversy
2nd generation bio-fuels attract x2 Renewable Obligation certificates and Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates