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26 April 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:23 GMT+2



March 22, 2019

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Maersk will experience the biofuel for an Europe-Asia-Europe travel of portacontainer Triple

Previewed a reduction of the emissions of 1,5 million kg of carbon dioxide and sulfur 20 thousand kg

Shipowning group Danish A.P. Møller-Mærsk has announced to have determined to experience the employment of biocombustibile for feeding the propulsion of a large one portacontainer of the second generation of the class "Triple", ships that have a nominal load ability pairs to 20.568 teu. The initiative will be realized in collaboration with the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), organization created from the Dutch multinationals FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever with the scope to promote a sustainable economic increase.

The experimentation will be carried out using until 20% of biofuel on the total of the necessary fuel for the travel of 25 thousand nautical miles of the portacontainer from Rotterdam to Shanghai and vice versa. The Maersk group has emphasized that draft of the first world-wide test of this type on a travel of this capacity, than - second the forecasts - it will allow to reduce the emissions of 1,5 million kilograms of carbon dioxide and 20 thousand kilograms of sulfur.



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