MAN Energy Solutions, experts in engine technology for the transportation industry, has joined the ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’, a new environmentally-friendly group committed to developing zero-emission vessels.
The Coalition includes members of the maritime industry ranging from equipment manufacturers, shipowners, energy companies and fuel providers, financial institutions, ports, customers and logistics companies, governments and Internationa Governmental Organisations (IGOs).
It counts the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum among its members.
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The group views its formal launch as the first step on the path to making commercially-viable zero-emission vessels (ZEVs) a reality by 2030.
It has already planned a series of initial steps including the creation of a shared industry roadmap and identifying the technologies, investments, and actions needed to get commercially viable ZEVs operating on the water by 2030.
Future events include participation at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019, COP25 in Chile December 2019, the Global Economic Forum’s Annual Summit 2019, and the World Economic Forum’s Annual meeting 2020.
By January 2021, the Coalition aims to deliver demonstrations and pilot projects, a shared knowledge base and a committed community of parties from across the maritime spectrum
The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ believes that making deep-sea ZEVs commercially viable by 2030 is an important step on the way to the IMO ambitions and full decarbonization. It aims to:
Bjarne Foldager – Senior Vice President, Head of Two-Stroke Business at MAN Energy Solutions, said, “Joining the Getting to Zero Coalition makes perfect sense for us as system technologies that help our customers to reduce emissions and lead the way to a carbon-neutral future already form a significant part of our business strategy.
“We understand the need to work with a wide group of industry partners to achieve this strategy and the Getting to Zero Coalition is therefore a perfect match.
“In shipping, MAN Energy Solutions has publicly spoken out in favour of a ‘maritime energy transition’ for some time now, which draws on the increased use of low-emission fuels.
“For us, the path to decarbonising the maritime economy starts with fuel decarbonisation, which will be a natural step toward the development of Zero Emission Vessels.