Career Development course (CDc001)

Alternative Fuels

This comprehensive course offers an in-depth exploration of various alternative fuels, their applications, benefits, challenges, and regulatory frameworks within the maritime sector.
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Course Information


Students receive a certificate upon successfully completing this course


A stable internet is required for parts of this course. Sections can be dowloaded for offline use


This course is presented in English

Skill Level

Course developed for all levels of maritime crew

Flag Classification

Not Required - Awareness Course


Modules are assessed

Course Description

As the maritime industry evolves towards sustainability, the adoption of alternative fuels is becoming increasingly essential. This comprehensive course offers an in-depth exploration of various alternative fuels, their applications, benefits, challenges, and regulatory frameworks within the maritime sector.Participants will delve into the forefront of maritime innovation, examining alternative fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), methanol, hydrogen, ammonia, biofuels, synthetic fuels, and hybrid systems. Through a combination of eLearning, case studies, and Interactive sections, participants will gain practical insights into the selection, handling, and utilisation of these fuels.

Course Sections

  • Overview of Alternative Fuels, Transition, Environmental benefits and global trends

  • Properties and Characteristics of alternative Fuels

  • Safe Handling Considerations

  • Regulatory Frameworks for Alternative Fuels

  • Benefits of Alternative Fuels

  • Future trends and Developments

  • Case Studies and Best Practices

Learning Objectives

Learning Objective 1

Understand the fundamentals of alternative maritime fuels, including their composition, properties, and environmental impacts.

Learning Objective 2

Identify the various types of alternative fuels available in the maritime industry and their respective applications.

Learning Objective 3

Gain knowledge of safety protocols, handling procedures, and emergency response measures related to alternative fuel usage onboard.

Learning Objective 4

Familiarise oneself with the operational challenges and considerations associated with alternative fuel utilisation, such as compatibility, stability, and storage limitations.

Learning Objective 5

Recognise the importance of transitioning to alternative fuels for environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance.

Learning Objective 6

Learn about the regulatory framework governing alternative fuels in the maritime sector, including international conventions and industry standards.

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