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Carlos R Bertrand

Carlos Bertrand, P.E. is an Advisory Partner for 1852 Solutions Ltd, a US-based energy and maritime advisory solutions provider focused on the provision of bespoke subject matter expert support to clients seeking to unlock value through innovation and network collaboration Prior to joining 1852 Solutions, Carlos has held a variety of business and engineering leadership positions over the past 28 years. His background in the Marine and Offshore segments includes experience in ship design, power systems, propulsion, dynamic positioning, marine technologies and decarbonization. Carlos has a proven track record in engineering and technology management, new technology research, and development of innovation strategies. Previous positions for companies include Shell, BG-Group, Rolls-Royce, Lloyd’s Register and NOV. Carlos holds a Professional Engineering License, an MBA and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, and a M.S. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Currently, he is completing a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering at the University of Texas A&M.


New - Assessing alternative fuels

This presentation consists of an update on maritime alternative fuels as a pathway to achieve a more sustainable global shipping industry. It will discuss the opportunities and challenges in implementing alternative fuels within the given timeline defined by the IMO (International Maritime Organization). The model selection criteria were based on their relevance to the maritime shipping business, mainly attributed to their roles in ship classification and registry. Current findings indicate that the success of alternative fuels depends upon various factors related to technology readiness, including supply chain robustness, infrastructure preparedness, financial conditions, and most acutely acceptance of emerging technologies by maritime industry professionals and leaders.