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World's biggest shipping line tests carbon- sulphur-saving biofuel

THE world's biggest shipping concern, Maersk Group, plans to launch a decarbonisation scheme that begins with the sailing of the 18,000-TEU) Mette Maersk from Rotterdam, en route to Shanghai using biofuels

World's biggest shipping line tests carbon- sulphur-saving biofuel

THE world's biggest shipping concern, Maersk Group, plans to launch a decarbonisation scheme that begins with the sailing of the 18,000-TEU) Mette Maersk from Rotterdam, en route to Shanghai using biofuels

28 March 2019 - 19:00

THE world's biggest shipping concern, Maersk Group, plans to launch a decarbonisation scheme that begins with the sailing of the 18,000-TEU) Mette Maersk from Rotterdam, en route to Shanghai using biofuels.

The biofuel used on Mette Maersk is essentially modified waste cooking oil that through its lifecycle will decrease carbon emissions by 85 per cent compared to heavy fuel oil (HFO), reports New York's FreightWaves.



Partnering with eight multinational companies that established the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) in 2012, Maersk has agreed to sail one of the first mega ship using 20 per cent sustainable second-generation biofuels that will save 1,500 tons of carbon and 20 tons of sulphur in a single voyage.



According to David Samad, manager in Maersk's Technical Innovation Group and project leader, DSGC aims 'to drive sustainable growth by combining economic profitability with environmental and social progress - and in that way contribute to the United Nation's. Social Development Goals.'


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