RE: Oil Price cezary , EROI is like crack cocaine to accountants and economists but in many cases is not the critical measure like they suggest . All EROI does is enable those accountants and economists to remain within their comfort zone by reducing the problem to a form they can understand - and which can be modeled in their beloved spreadsheets . E.g. , the EROI of nuclear fusion could be as low as 1.01 but so long as the ratio is positive the reaction can be self sustaining - and viability will be determined amongst other things by scalability . In their scramble to promote EROI over every other consideration , they are making the monumental failure to consider scalability . Even successful fund managers like big mouth Terry Smith are making the mistake - which shows that private investors can beat the big boys . Consider also that rigs and frac spread pumps in the U.S. are being converted to run on natural gas . I'd like to see these bio fuel farms run their tractors on their own product .
IR of Forum It was a positive reply to a question about what was happening, and that the first MM unit would be Marine. I am not sure of the rules about taking and posting the reply on here, I am sure if it is allowed one of the moderators or the poster himself would be happy to put n here.
IR on the forum. Anybody care to share?
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Oh Boys You guessed !!!!!. Yes Lithium is my back up to MSAR, but I am still very positive that Quadrise is the real deal for everyone invested here. Hopefully the reply to IR posted on the Forum over the weekend is a glimmer that we are not to far away now from the Marine contract. Mean while I believe the Lithium boat is going faster then this one at the moment. Stay happy everyone ,
Wartsilla New 2 Stroke Eng LNG alexis55 Good Morning The case for power pack,s is compelling, when one delve,s into the advance in power storage an capacity it is awesome, Now we have Quantum Dots incorporated in Solar panels ,already a 30% improvement, the possibility,s of alternative power are endless and they are most definitely the target of governments around the world. I echo your last words of " the reality of no progress " is staring us in the face,, I wish it was not so and do not want to be Bearish on QFI,s future prospects but unless we see some positive indications sooner rather than later , the BOD will have to come clean with the ACTUAL state of progress and not wishful thinking statements G L A & Keep Smiling
RE: alexis55 Hi Samm, where are you off to on cruise ? would also like news, but other things taking precedence at moment, batteries that can power homes or plants ????????? looks like the owner of Paypal has come up with another master stroke and clean too!
RE: Wartsilla New 2 Stroke Eng LNG Botak, good post and with more information being ramped up about LNG and their cleanliness, and take up, and batteries, it rather does seem that MSAR is becoming the Cinderella, doesn't it ? Contract signing is taking a long time, and one can be forgiven for the perception/reality of no progress
AE thanks AE, has made things clearer
Wartsilla New 2 Stroke Eng LNG Thanks AE,, The first ship to run on LNG has just come off the blocks this week The future bunker,s for top of the range deepsea vessels as much as one can predict will be LNG but that,s 5 + years for mainstream,the case for MSAR2 marine fuel has always bee cut & dry in as much as will ? ? ? Maersk adopt MSAR2 as there fuel of choice for deepsea vessels,But with technology moving at a fast pace , IMHO that adoption will at best be only a window before either LNG,or commercially viable bio-fuels , Battery / solar power OR MSAR 3,4,5 if the current form of msar does become the clean fuel of choice to comply with imminent regs for Maersk What bothers me is precisely that it is a window of opportunity,,, and from where im sitting now I dont see any progress , Let,s just hope that contract rns red dot is bleeping soon
alexis55 Good Evening alexis, yes we have had a very nice weekend thank you, ready now for some decent news on this site, and one other. Cruising for 13 days after this week and I would really like to see this up up and away before we go. )))))
RE: Wartsilla New 2 Stroke Eng LNG Evening Richard, hope all is well, also hope DPExplorer and Sammagmil-you both had a nice weekend with/out family ?
Wartsilla New 2 Stroke Eng LNG AE Larger storage tanks and storage environment very different - -160 degrees/pressure... correct! Scrubbers less space? More commercially viable. Note PH previous comments sulphur from volcanic actions from sea bed so dumping at sea no prob. AE...You should know better than to even mention scrubbers. You will upset your mate PH. He is very touchy. You will be banned if you don't mind your P's and Q's ref! msar plus scrubber. As for LNG, we know about the problems. Richard. Just watching tricks and the changes of minds? Off now to other stable forums making Dosh!
RE: Wartsilla New 2 Stroke Eng. Shep Various professional reports are available on the forecast uptake of LNG in shipping, and they suggest it will be slow. Some of the problems involved in the uptake of LNG involve the following: Infrastructure for very different type of fuel. Different engines required. Larger storage tanks and storage environment very different - -160 degrees/pressure. Supply availability and security - uptake limited by supply availability - rising prices. Safety aspects, real and perceived. Staff training. Retrofitting not economically feasible. New builds only - IMO regulations not until perhaps 2025. Existing vessels tend to be smaller ships like ferries, operating mainly in ECAs
Wartsilla New 2 Stroke Eng. just a thought AE why do you think it unlikely that larger container ships won't use LNG when it is actually cleaner and perhaps cheaper. Or will LNG be more expensive than our MSAR fuel.