Greek Section - Alternative Fuels for GHG Reduction and 2020 Compliance: Myths and Realities

When:  Dec 20, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EET)
Associated with  Greek Section

Alternative Fuels for GHG Reduction and 2020 Compliance: Myths and Realities

Thursday, December 20, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

During his presentation, Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director at Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd. will
- Examine the opportunities, the technical and operational problems and the real Greenhouse footprint (as opposed to beautified) of various promising alternative fuels for marine use, such as LNG, Hydrogen, Methanol, Ammonia, LPG, fuel cells and bio-fuels.
- Present how these fuels are produced and what the environmental consequences are
- Compare them to conventional liquid fuels (IFO, MDO) from an environmental point of view
- Suggest what needs to be done for real, large GHG reductions from shipping.

Speaker Name and Bio
Panos Zachariadis is a Mechanical Engineer (BSc) from Iowa State University and a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer (MSE) from the University of Michigan. He has a 35-year experience in shipping, having served for years as Marine Superintendent in New York, following periods of shipbuilding supervision in Japan and sea service in bulk carriers and oil tankers. He is Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers since 1997 and a member of the Greek Delegation to IMO since 2004, having contributed to the development of several well-known regulations (e.g. GBS, PSPC, EEDI, FSA) and the prevention of others (e.g. double hull bulk carriers, mandatory EEOI). In cooperation with major Korean shipyards he has applied numerous energy saving ideas, some of which have become industry standards. He is a member of Technical Committees of several classification societies, UGS and Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO Marine Committee, BoD HELMEPA and MARTECMA. He has been honored with the 2011 Efkranti award for his contribution to Greek shipping, the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association 2017 Maritime Personality award and the 2017 Lloyd's List "Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection" award.

Event Location
Angelicoussis Group Auditorium (behind Onassion Hospital)
Building B 
7, Lambrou Katsoni Str.
Kallithea, Athens 17674

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Angelicoussis Group Auditorium
7, Lambrou Katsoni Str.
Building B
Kallithea, Athens, 17674
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