Making Marine Applications Greener 2016

This year, Making Marine Applications Greener will take place on October 4, 2016 at Grand Hotel Reykjavík, a short distance from downtown Reykjavík.

The conference offers presentations from representatives of such pioneering firms as Bellona,  Efla Consulting Engineers, Northsailing, Prototech, Selfa and Wärtsilä.

Aside from information sharing, the goal of the conference is also to establish a dialogue between Nordic players involved in relevant maritime projects and those interested in new ones. Low- and zero emission solutions for the maritime sector are becoming an increasingly important topic for governments and authorities in the Nordic countries.

Several exciting projects and initiatives are already underway and there is great interest in expanding these activities and to create new national/Nordic/EU projects.

Be part of shaping the green future of the Nordic marine industry!


For further information, please email me by clicking on my name.

Anna Margrét Kornelíusdóttir



October 4 Agenda

08:30 Registration, networking
08:45 Opening remarks Minister of Industry and Commerce
09:00 Ágústa Loftsdóttir,
Nordic Marina
Barriers and opportunities for reduction of CO2 emissions. Findings and conclusions from Nordic Marina activities
09:20 Hallstein Havåg,
Green out of the Blue – How clean disruption may take place on the seas
09:40 Valdemar Ehlers,
Danish Maritime
Combined Efforts for Safer, Greener and More Fuel Efficient Ships
10:00 Edvard Thonstad Sandvik, Statens Vegvesen Norwegian Road Ferries – first movers on LNG as fuel and battery propulsion, and what will the future energy mix be?
10:20 Coffee break
10:40 Árni Sigurbjarnarson,
North Sailing
North Sailing takes action – goes from Eco-friendly to Carbon-free Whale Watching
11:00 Michele Acciaro,
Kühne Logistics University
Alternative fuels for shipping: an economics and policy perspective
11:20 Erik Ianssen,
„Karoline“ – the first electric fishing boat in the world. Experience and potential for the whole fishing fleet
11:40 Agnes Árnadóttir,
New battery design for maritime applications
12:00 Sustainable Ship Competition Sigríður Ragna Sverrisdóttir, Hafið

Alexander Andersson, Navis

12:20 Light lunch
13:20 Sustainable Ship Competition Agnes Árnadóttir, Rensea

Rakel Sævarsdóttir, Skipasýn

13:40 Bengt Ramne,
Renewable fuel for sustainable shipping
14:00 David Brown,
Batteries made from the sea: Sodium batteries for marine applications
14:20 Toni Stojcevski,
Methanol – the future marine fuel!
14:40 Margrét Ormslev Ásgeirsdóttir,
Carbon Recycling International
Providing Green Methanol for the Future Ship
14:55 Coffee break
15:15 Vegard Frihammer,
Green Hydrogen from Norway and Iceland fueling ships for the future
15:35 Gylfi Árnason,
Reykjavik University
Raps as Icelandic Marine Fuel
15:55 Hafsteinn Helgason,
EFLA Consulting Engineers
LNG implementation in Iceland – Challenges & opportunities
16:15 Discussion panel and closing remarks Moderator: Ágústa Loftsdóttir
17:00 Minister for Industries and Innovation Awards ceremony,
Sustainable Ship Competition
17:10 Networking


Grand Hotel Reykjavik
Sigtún 38, 105 Reykjavik

Grand Hotel Reykjavík is a four star superior hotel for business travelers, conference guests and tourists who demand excellent service and facilities. At the Grand Hotel Reykjavík there are 311 rooms and 15 meeting and conference halls.
Grand Hotel Reykjavík rests in quiet surroundings conveniently located close to the city centre and Laugardalur Sports and Recreational Park. The hotel is a member of Top Hotel International.

Grand Hotel Reykjavík conforms to the Nordic Ecolabelling criteria for hotels. This guarantees that the highest standards regarding environmental measures, health, functionality and quality requirements have been met.


Hotel rooms have been reserved at Grand Hotel Reykjavik for conference participants at a special conference rate.
Superior rooms with Atrium View are on the 1st and 5th floor facing the Atrium reception of Grand Hotel Reykjavík. Guests can enjoy either a queen size bed or 2 twin beds to relax in after a full day of exploring the city. Directly from your room you can observe the activity and fine decor of Miðgarður, the grand reception area, below.

Single superior room: ISK 25.000
Double superior room: ISK 27.700

Boat tour with Opal

Northsailing was founded in 1995 as a whale watching tour operator. The company has since worked hard to provide quality marine wildlife tours and sailing adventures while keeping in harmony with nature and the environment. One of its schooners, Opal, has been retrofitted with groundbreaking technology: a regenerative hydrid-electric propulsion system which allows the sailing experience to be done with 100% renewable energy nearly eliminating the need for fossil fuels. It utilises sails to harness the wind energy, electricity on shore from renewable resources to charge four 60 kW batteries and finally, biofuel is available as a backup fuel. The system drastically improves the economy and the environmental impact of the boat and harmonizes with Europe‘s Bioeconomy Strategy which aims to ensure that fossil fuels are replaced with sustainable natural alternatives.

Price: Incl. in the conference fee
03.10. Trip around the islands outside Reykjavik at 18:00 (duration 1 hour)
04.10. Trip around the islands outside Reykjavik at 16:00 (duration 1 hour)
05.10. Whale watching trip at 09:00 (3 – 3 1/2 hours)

REGISTRATION – Making Marine Applications Greener 2016