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Fuel demand and emissions for maritime sector in Fiji: current status and low - carbon strategies

Prasad, Ravita D. and Raturi, Atul K. (2019) Fuel demand and emissions for maritime sector in Fiji: current status and low - carbon strategies. Marine Policy, TBA . NA. ISSN 0308-597X

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    Abstract

    The Green Growth Framework for Fiji under its theme for sustainable maritime transportation, envisages deployment of renewable energy technologies, retrofitting of existing vessels and development of improved vessel designs as some of the measures needed to make shipping more energy efficient. In this study, the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) tool is used to develop various maritime transport scenarios (2016–2040) based on possible interventions. Domestic maritime transport used approximately 79 million litres of fuel in 2016 out of which 77% was marine diesel oil while the remaining was premix. The total emissions from maritime transport in 2016 was estimated to be 214 Gg of CO2e. At 2% annual growth rate in maritime passenger and freight activity, the total annual fuel consumption will increase to 127 million litres by 2040 with corresponding GHG emissions of 342 Gg of CO2e under the BAU scenario. This paper quantifies possible reductions in fossil fuel usage and associated emissions through energy efficiency and alternative fuels in the domestic sea transport sector in Fiji.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Depositing User: Atul Raturi
    Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 12:20
    Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 12:20
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11369
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