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Maersk, Partners Developing Lignin-Ethanol Marine Fuel (Int'l Report)
Maersk,Copenhagen University,
Date: 2019-11-01
Maritime shipping giant Maersk reports it is working with Copenhagen University, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, BMW Group, H&M Group, Levi Strauss & Co. and Marks & Spencer to explore a blend of lignin and ethanol (LEO) fuel for sustainable shipping.

Lignin is isolated in large quantities as a by-product of lignocellulosic ethanol and pulp and paper mills. Copenhagen University is currently running the laboratory-scale development of LEO marine fuel with the project aiming to move into phase II -- testing the fuel on actual vessel engines -- in the second quarter of 2020. Following a successful phase II, phase III will begin -- the scaling up of LEO fuel production. (Source: Maersk, Container Management, Oct., 2019) Contact: Maresk, Soren Toft, CEO, www.maerskline.com; Copenhagen University, www.ku.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Maersk,  Ethanol,  Lignin,  Biofoul,  Marine Biofuel,  


Maritime Giant Maersk Aims for Zero Emissions Vessels by 2030 (Int'l)
Maersk.Martime Emissions
Date: 2019-09-25
At the UN climate action summit in New York. senior figures from the maritime, infrastructure, energy and finance sector, including shipping giant Maersk and oil company Shell, joined the "Getting to Zero Coalition" and pledged zero emissions shipping will be a commercial reality by the end of next decade.

To that end, the companies will seek to coordinate the launch of clean fuels and vessels while making sure that these are supported by adequate ports, finance and policy incentives.

The initiative is in keeping with UN International Maritime Organization's (IMO) pledge to halve emissions from 2008 levels by 2050. Currently responsible for 2 - 3 pct of annual global emissions, the international shipping industry could see its emissions jump up to 250 pct by 2050 in the absence of any action. (Source: Maersk, PR, 23 Sept., 2019) Contact: Maersk Line, Soren Skou, CEO,www.maerskline.com International Maritime Organization Stefan Micallef, Director of Marine Environment Division, +44 (0) 20 7735 7611, www.imo.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News International Maritime Organization,  Maritime Emissions,  Maersk,  Climate Change,  


Van Oord Testing Marine Biofuels (Int'l. Report)
Van Oord
Date: 2019-09-20
Netherlands-based marine dredging firm Van Oord reports it is working with Shell to test the use of biofuels for its fleet of dredgers during a dredging project in Germany. The biofuel being used in the pilot is made from used cooking oil and other wastes and reduces CO2 emissions by more than 40 pct compared with conventional marine fuel. The biofuel also enables Van Oord to comply with sulfur emission regulations.

Other maritime shipping firms, including Maersk and Finnish shipowner Meriaura , have recently undertaken similar biofuels tests and limited use. (Source: Van Oord, PR, 19 Sept., 2019) Contact: Van Oord, Ronald Schinagl, Director Business Unit Netherlands, www.vanoord.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Van Oord,  Marine Biofuel,  Biofuel,  


Maritime Giant Maersk Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2050 (Int'l)
Maersk
Date: 2019-07-17
As previously reported, Maersk, the world's largest maritime container shipping company, has committed to become carbon neutral by 2050.

The shipping giant, which operates nearly 700 global vessels, has already substantially cut emissions and spent $1 billion to date in efficiency improvements aimed at the intermediate target of cutting emissions by 60 pct by 2030. To date, Maersk has reduced CO2 emissions by 46 pct -- roughly 9 pct more than the industry average.

Maritime emissions were not covered by the Paris Climate Agreement. (Source: Maersk, ZME, 16 July, 2019) Contact: Maersk Line, www.maerskline.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  Maritime Emissions,  Maersk,  


Shell Supplying Dutch Maritime Biofuel Pilot Project (Int'l Report)
Shell
Date: 2019-03-22
In the Netherlands, A.P. Moller -- Maersk A/S reports its is partnering with a group of Dutch multinationals, including Shell, in a maritime biofuels pilot program that will see one of Maersk's giant Triple E container ships sail 25.000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai and back on a blend of up to 20 pct sustainable second-generation Biofuels.

The fuel blend, which will eliminate 1.5 million kg of CO2 and 20,000 kg of sulfur emissions, is being supplied by Shell which, along with the other partners in the project -- Friesland Campina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, and Unilever -- is a member of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC). (Source: A.P. Moller -- Maersk A/S, Marinelog, Various Others, 22 Mar., 2019) Contact: A.P. Moller -- Maersk. Soren Toft, CEO, www.maersk.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Marine Biofuel,  Biofuel Blend,  


Shipping Giant Maersk Pledges Carbon-Neutral Ships by 2050 (Int'l)
Maersk
Date: 2019-01-02
Global shipping giant Maersk Line the world's largest container shipping company with a fleet of 639 ships, reports its operations will be carbon neutral by 2050 to help fight climate change.

To reach its goal, carbon neutral ships must be commercially available by 2030, and the shipping industry must be fully transitioned into using new carbon neutral fuels and supply chains by 2050.

The Paris Climate Accord excluded pollution from international shipping and aviation in its goal setting on climate change. Because shippers cross multiple jurisdictions in the course of each trip, they were left to police themselves. (Source: Maersk Line, PR, Savannah Now, 1 Jan., 2018) Contact: Maersk Line, www.maerskline.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Maersk,  Maritime Emissions,  


Vestas, Maersk Partner to Cut Turbine Installation Costs (Int'l)
Vestas,Maersk Supply Service
Date: 2018-06-29
Danish wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Maersk Supply Service are reporting a partnership aimed at developing technologies and solutions to lower the logistics and installation costs of offshore wind turbines.

The partnership will initially develop a "Vertical Installer" crane for both onshore and offshore wind turbine installations. The project has been awarded €6.3 million ($7.3 million) 6.3m) for the next three years from a programme of the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. (Source: Vestas, Maersk Supply Service, Renewables, 28 June, 2018)Contact: Maersk Supply Servicewww.maersksupplyservice.com; Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  


Norsepower Plans Maritime Wind Power Propulsion Tests (Ind. Report)
Norsepower Oy Ltd
Date: 2017-05-03
Helsinki-headquartered engineering firm Norsepower Oy Ltd., in partnership with Maersk Tankers, The Energy Technologies Institute and Shell Shipping & Maritime, is reporting the installation and preparation for testing of Flettner rotor sails on-board a Maersk Tankers vessel. Tests, which are expected to commence in 2018, are intended to confirm the feasibility of maritime wind propulsion technology on tanker vessels.

Maersk Tankers will supply a 109,647 ton Long Range 2 product tanker, which will be retrofitted with two 98 feet tall by 16 feet in diameter Norsepower Rotor Sails which combined are expected to reduce average fuel consumption on typical global shipping routes by 7-10 pct.

The Norsepower Rotor Sail is a modernized version of the Flettner Rotor -- a spinning cylinder using the Magnus effect to harness wind power to propel a ship. Each Rotor Sail is made from lightweight composite sandwich materials. (Source: Norsepower, The Log, 30 April, 2017) Contact: Norsepower, Tuomas Riski, CEO, +358 12 330 5732, www.norsepower.com; Magnus Flettner Rotor, http://magnuss.com/flettner.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


Equate, Maersk Partner to Sink Maritime CO2 Emissions (Int'l)
Equate Petrochemical,Maersk Line
Date: 2017-02-15
EQUATE Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, and Maersk Line are reporting an agreement to decrease maritime CO2 emissions. The agreement, which is the first of its kind in Kuwait, is based on the two organizations' sustainability priorities to protect and safeguard the environment by decreasing CO2 emissions. The agreement also confirms an aspiration to reduce EQUATE's CO2 emissions per container transported with Maersk Line by 15 pct from 2017 to 2020. The collaboration has already decreased CO2 emissions by over 35 pct through investments in environmentally improved vessels, network optimization, space utilization and other innovative best practices. (Source: Maersk Line, Port News, 13 Feb., 2017)Contact: Equate Petrochemical, www.equate.com; Maersk Line, www.maerskline.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Maersk Line,  Carbon Emissions,  Maritime Emissions,  

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