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About the Course

This course delves deeper into the subject of alternative marine fuels and provides in depth knowledge, focusing more on the advantages and disadvantages, hazards, properties, evolution, and basic operational criteria of alternative fuels.

The online course consists of 1 module that must be completed within 6 months. The module consists of text, charts and pictures to help with your learning and 10 multiple choice questions which you are expected to pass by 70%.

On successful completion of the module you will be rewarded with a Certificate in ‘Alternative Marine Fuels’.

Module includes

  • Liquid Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Hydrogen and Marine Systems
  • Methanol and Biomethane and Marine Systems
  • Biomethane (Biogas)
  • (Bio) Ethanol
  • Biodiesel
  • Ammonia
  • Battery-powered Marine Systems
  • Alternative Marine Fuels (Advantages & Disadvantages) – Summary

Meet the Course Author

Ian Bryant

My career spans 40+ years from all operating stages to Chief Engineer on a variety of vessels which include crude and product tankers to offshore assets which include drilling rigs.

More recently from 2002 formed an independent offshore consultancy company carrying out a range of consultancy work including training/ competency for blue chip LNG ships & facilities/ offshore drilling/ offshore wind energy companies.

Other aspects of work include operations manuals for offshore and shipping assets as well as Failure Mode Effect Critical Analysis (FMECAs) for well-known offshore companies.


Online learning allows you to study in your own time, at your own pace from anywhere in the world. This saves on travel and classroom costs and allows you to fit your studies around your job and progress your career.


While the nature of distance learning is independent study, we recognise the importance of support. Students can contact us at any time during their course for assistance and our team of industry experts are always on hand for advice.


We have over 50 industry experts writing, developing and advising on our course material. We truly believe that allowing students to tap into their expertise and knowledge is of the utmost importance to fulfil your dream career.

If you would prefer to complete this as a classroom-based course, please contact us.


How long do the courses take to complete? What's the difference between a Diploma and a Certificate? Read through our Frequently Asked Questions below to find out the answer.

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