How the world’s biggest shipping company plans to cut emissions

by Christian Wienberg, Bloomberg

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is about to conduct the shipping industry’s biggest test yet of biofuel as it seeks to cut emissions and meet its target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.

The Mette Maersk, one of the company’s biggest vessels, will this month set off on a 25,000 nautical miles round trip from Rotterdam to Shanghai using a blend containing 20 percent of so-called second-generation biofuel produced from plant waste. The switch should save the environment 1.5 million kilograms of CO2, the equivalent of what 200 households emit in a year.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-21/maersk-tests-biofuel-as-it-sets-sail-for-2050-carbon-neutrality

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