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13 November 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:17 GMT+1



June 20, 2019

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The experimental travel of portacontainer a Maersk fed with biofuel is concluded today

On "Mette Maersk", of the ability to 18.300 teu, a mixture constituted for 20% has been head from biocarburante

The company of Danish navigation Maersk Line has announced the positive outcome of the experimentation of uses it of biocombustibile for feeding a portacontainer of large-capacity to own fleet(on 22 March 2019). The ship on which the biocarburante is tested is Mette Maersk, an unit constructed in the 2015 that has a nominal load ability of 18.300 teu and that it comes currently employed on the routes between China and the Europe North. The biofuel used it is a mixture between oil from kitchen used and heavy, combustible fuel oil - it has specified the company - than this year is tested and validated in collaboration with the Dutch Sustainability Growth Coalition (DSGC) and with Shell and that which sustainable fuel from the organism International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC is certifyd).

Mette Maersk has left from the port of Rotterdam 24th March and in navigation towards Shanghai he is used as fuel a mixture constituted for 20% from biofuel. The portacontenitori, that it is long 400 meters, therefore is shared by China and is attended this afternoon in the Dutch harbour port of call.

"The experimentation of the biofuel on board of Mette Maersk - it has emphasized the operating director of Maersk Line Søren Toft - has demonstrated that already today, it is from the technical point of view that operating, can be used solutions decarbonized for the marine transport. Even if draft still of a definitive solution - it has specified Toft - is not sure part of the solution and today can serve as a solution transitory in order to reduce the emissions of co2".

According to the first esteem, this experimentation would have allowed to cut to the carbon dioxide emissions for a total pairs at least 4,200 tons.


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