Maersk to supply clients carbon-neutral biofuel; H&M Group first to trial

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Maersk is piloting a brand new carbon impartial product—the primary of its form within the trade—with choose Maersk clients who’re extremely engaged in sustainable options for his or her provide chain. H&M Group is the primary firm to trial it as a part of the shift in the direction of carbon-neutral transportation.

The biofuel within the pilot mission is similar mix of used cooking oil and heavy which has been examined and efficiently validated in a trial pushed in collaboration with the Dutch Sustainability Development Coalition (DSGC), and Shell this 12 months. It’s licensed as a sustainable gas by the Worldwide Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) physique.

The container vessel Mette Maersk, one of many largest containers vessels on the planet, sailed on a mix with 20% biofuel from used cooking oil. This was the primary time for such a excessive mix proportion on an ocean container vessel on this scale.


The biofuel trial on board Mette Maersk has confirmed that decarbonized options for delivery can already be utilized at this time, each technically and operationally. Whereas it’s not but a completely ultimate resolution it’s definitely a part of the answer and it will probably function a transition resolution to scale back CO2 emissions at this time. With the launch of this product, Maersk seeks to assist our clients with their objective of shifting to sustainable provide chains.

—Søren Toft, Maersk COO

The biofuel to be utilized is carbon impartial and gives H&M Group the flexibility to scale back their transport and logistics emissions in the direction of their aspiration of carbon neutrality, when accounting for under the emissions from the vessel.

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) will present a process to make sure carbon financial savings are accredited to our clients appropriately. When taking a full lifecycle view together with additionally all emissions from upstream manufacturing and transportation, the gas entails financial savings of 85% in comparison with bunker gas.

The objective of such pilot initiatives is to unlock the potential of sustainable fuels in order that they turn out to be a industrial actuality.

We imagine that is the one commercially viable path to make the required investments our trade requires to achieve the carbon impartial goal. We’re so happy to see a major shift in sentiment and involvement from clients, gas suppliers, gear producers, and rivals in the direction of sustainable options.

—Søren Toft

Transport stays probably the most carbon-efficient means of world transport at this time, however accounts for 2-Three% of world emissions. This quantity will proceed to develop if left unchecked by trade leaders and coverage makers.


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