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Friday, 01 November 2019 11:22

Maersk calls for focused development of new fuels

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Maersk is calling on the energy industry to focus on developing and producing viable zero-emission fuels as soon as possible, in order that new ships can be designed and built to use them by 2030. Maersk sees 2030 as the deadline because it wants to have all shipping decarbonised by 2050, which given the working life of a ship would require the first non-fossil fuelled vessels to be developed by the end of the next decade. In an effort to accelerate development, Maersk has published a study in conjunction with Lloyd’s Register that has selected three potential fuel sources, alcohol (ethanol/methanol), biomethane and ammonia, that it believes the industry should focus on developing.



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