Three MAMII Anchor Partners CoolCo, MOL, and Shell will take part in pilot studies conducted by two methane measurement technology companies Green Instruments and Everimpact.

The three shipping majors which are members of the Methane Abatement in Maritime innovation initiative (MAMII), and the Safetytech Accelerator have chosen Green Instruments and Everimpact as the two technology providers to be evaluated by the flagship Methane Abatement in Maritime innovation initiative (MAMII), to tackle the challenge of measuring methane emissions from combustion onboard ships.

Everimpact has partnered with Mitsubishi and Wilhelmsen to launch a sensor-based continuous emissions measurement system for ships, which is already implemented on a Mitsubishi vessel. It also offers a gas analyser and platform measuring GHG emissions, CH4, CO2, CO, NO, NO2 and SO2, from exhaust stacks in real time.

“We’re excited that our continuous emissions measurement system, already used to measure fuel emissions from the exhaust stacks of ships, is being evaluated to track methane slip. Joining forces with MAMII will get us one step further on our mission to accelerate the decarbonization of shipping with better data,” said Mathieu Carlier, chief executive and founder.

The MAMII initiative brings together industry leaders, technology innovators, and maritime stakeholders to advance technologies for measuring and mitigating methane emissions in the maritime sector.

MAMII´s full list of members include CoolCo, United Overseas Management, Capital Gas, Celsius Tankers, Global Meridian Holdings, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, NYK Line, MISC, TMS Cardiff Gas, Maran Gas Maritime, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Carnival Corporation & Plc, Seaspan Corporation, Shell, Lloyd’s Register and Knutsen Group.

In its first year, MAMII has focused on identifying and evaluating new technologies to monitor and reduce methane emissions from LNG-fuelled vessels, with a particular emphasis on measuring unburned methane in the exhaust stack, known as ‘methane slip’.

Once these solutions are validated, the initiative will seek to encourage adoption by shipping companies.