CMA CGM to offer biomethane for customers from May 2021

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The CMA CGM Group is supporting the production of 12,000 tonnes of renewable green gas biomethane to offer to customers as the group takes further steps towards carbon neutrality.

Biomethane, a non-fossil energy, will be available for customers from May 2021 via the ‘Act with CMA CGM+’ range of services.

Biomethane is a renewable green gas produced in part by the methanation of European-sourced organic and plant waste.

The 12,000 tonnes of biomethane is equivalent to two 1,400-TEU LNG-powered ships on the Northern European Balt3 line between St. Petersburg and Rotterdam for a year.

Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, said, “We have crossed a new step with the launch of the first low-carbon shipping offer based on biomethane.

“We know that there is still a long way to go to meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement. Achieving these goals do not rely on a single solution but on a set of initiatives and new technologies complimentary to each other.”

Guarantee-of-Origin Biomethane, coupled with CMA CGM’s dual-fuel gas-power technology, can reduce well-to-wake (entire value chain) greenhouse gas emissions (including CO2) by at least 67%.

On a tank-to-wake basis, at ship level, the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reaches 88% (including CO2).

ACT with CMA CGM+ provides a full range of services designed to enable its customers to analyze, reduce and offset their environmental footprint.

By 2022, 32 of the Group’s vessels will be LNG-powered.

The Group cut its overall CO2 emissions by 4% in 2020, following a 6% reduction in 2019.

Since 2008, the Group has lowered its CO2 emissions per container-kilometer by 49%.

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