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GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  August 20, 2021

Maersk Selects Carbon-Neutral Methanol Fuel

A.P. Moller - Maersk announced Aug. 19 that it will be procuring carbon-neutral methanol to fuel one of its vessels.

This will be the logistics company’s time powering a vessel with green e-methanol. Maersk selected REintegrate, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company European Energy, to provide nearly 10,000 tons of carbon-neutral fuel.

Maersk will work with REintegrate on the development of a new facility for producing the fuel. The facility will also use renewable energy from a solar farm in Southern Denmark and biogenic CO2 to produce the green e-methanol.

“This type of partnership could become a blueprint for how to scale green fuel production through collaboration with partners across the industry ecosystem, and it will provide us with valuable experiences as we are progressing on our journey to decarbonise our customers’ supply chains,” Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, CEO of fleet and strategic Brands at A.P. Moller - Maersk, said in a statement. “Sourcing the fuels of the future is a significant challenge, and we need to be able to scale production in time. This agreement with European Energy/REintegrate brings us on track to deliver on our ambition to have the world’s first container vessel operated on carbon neutral methanol on the water by 2023.”

The facility is expected to be completed and begin producing fuel for the new addition to Maersk's fleet in 2023.

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