Elliott Bay Design Group, e1 Marine Partner on Green Energy Session in Seattle

Participants watch a panel discussion during the recent ‘Go Green Beyond Battery’ event in Seattle. Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group.

More than 100 maritime industry representatives gathered for a Go Green Beyond Battery presentation by Elliott Bay Design Group and e1 Marine on green-energy fuel options for the industry, EBDG announced Oct. 10.

The pair teamed up for the half-day session in Seattle. The event included an update from Washington state’s Second Congressional District Rep. Rick Larsen on federal and state efforts to move to low- to zero-emission ferries.

EBDG Founder and Principal John Waterhouse spoke about the “increasing regulatory and societal pressure to decarbonize the industry as well as advantages for operators who take a lead role in the transition,” the company said.

Additionally, EBDG Technical Director Lydia Benger discussed the practicality of investing in long-term assets in a dynamically changing regulatory and environmental landscape as well as “an unbiased overview of emerging technologies, timelines and what operators can do now to prepare.”

“EBDG and e1 Marine thank all of our speakers, panelists and especially our guests for their participation in our Go Green Beyond Battery industry day collaboration,” Michael Complita, principal at EBDG, said. “We look forward to working together to build a cleaner, greener maritime industry future.”

By Karen Robes Meeks