Maersk Line is going to test biodiesel at one of its container ships in order to reduce its CO2 emissions.
Maersk Line is going to test biodiesel at one of its container ships in order to reduce its CO2 emissions. Maersk Line will be the first shipping company in the world to test biodiesel at a container ship. "It is absolutely decisive that the bio fuel of the future for shipping becomes sustainable, the CO2 emissions being far less than by use of conventional fuel and that the production will be based on biomass, which will be provided without negative effects for either the production of food or the nature", says Jacob Sterling, Maersk Line.
Maersk hope to reduce the CO2 emissions from its container ships by 20 percent per transported container in the period 2007-2017. This goal will first of all be reached through an increased commitment to energy saving technologies as well as more energy efficient operations.