A modeling and simulation based assessment of switching fuels for a norwegian fishing vessel
- Tor Hennum
- Stian Skjong
- Jarle Ladstein
- Oivind Kaare Kjerstad
- Ann Rigmor Nerheim
(2023). ECMS 2023, 37th Proceedings
Edited by: Enrico Vicario, Romeo Bandinelli, Virginia Fani, Michele Mastroianni, European Council for Modelling and Simulation.
ISSN: 2522-2422 (ONLINE)
ISSN: 2522-2414 (PRINT)
ISSN: 2522-2430 (CD-ROM)
ISBN: 978-3-937436-79-1 (CD) Communications of the ECMS Volume 37, Issue 1, June 2023, Florence, Italy June 20th – June 23rd, 2023
Tor hennum, Stian skjong, Jarle ladstein, Oivind kaare kjerstad, Ann rigmor nerheim (2023). A Modeling and Simulation Based Assessment of Switching Fuels for a Norwegian Fishing Vessel, ECMS 2023, Proceedings Edited by: Enrico Vicario, Romeo Bandinelli, Virginia Fani, Michele Mastroianni, European Council for Modelling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2023-0394
The Norwegian fishing industry is facing increasing pressure to find more sustainable energy solutions. In response to this, a modeling and simulation based case study of a representative Norwegian pelagic trawler/purse seiner is presented to evaluate the emission reduction potential of transitioning from traditional marine gas oil to alternative fuels. The objective is to begin developing a framework for calculating relevant parameters and key performance indicators, to support more detailed analysis of various fishing activities. A data based simulation model of the fishing vessel is presented, and some potential benefits and drawbacks of switching to some alternative fuels are demonstrated, from an energy perspective. While practical challenges related to this transition were not considered in detail, our results indicate that emission reductions are achievable. We also found that the simulation results aligned closely with real-world measurements, supporting the validity of our models. The study highlights the need for continued research and development of sustainable solutions for the Norwegian fishing industry.