Sunday, June 23, 2019

"Maersk to Pilot New Biofuel with Select Companies"

From World Maritime News:

A new carbon neutral product, the first of its kind in the industry, is being piloted with select Maersk customers engaged in sustainable solutions for their supply chain.
H&M Group is the first company to trial it as part of the shift towards carbon-neutral transportation.
The biofuel in the pilot project is the same blend of used cooking oil and heavy which has been tested and validated in a trial driven in collaboration with the Dutch Sustainability Growth Coalition (DSGC) and Shell earlier this year.

“The biofuel trial on board Mette Maersk has proven that decarbonized solutions for shipping can already be utilized today, both technically and operationally. While it is not yet an absolutely final solution it is certainly part of the solution and it can serve as a transition solution to reduce CO2 emissions today,” Søren Toft, Maersk COO, said.

The biofuel to be utilized is carbon neutral and provides H&M Group the ability to reduce their transport and logistics emissions towards their path to carbon neutrality, when accounting for only the emissions from the vessel.....MORE