The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) singed a collaboration and development agreement with Greenfield Global in order to work on energy solutions.
Greenfield Global specializes in the production of biofuels. The agreement aims to identify, design and implement green and innovative energy solutions, among which green hydrogen, ethanol and methanol figure prominently.
A working committee has been set up to oversee the development and implementation of these new energy solutions, both for current and future MPA activities and those of MPA partners and industry. maritime.
The Port of Montreal has already taken a number of actions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at the port.
It has deployed more than 20 instillations enabling electrical connection of wintering ships and cruise ships. It has also invested in a fleet of fully hybrid service vehicles, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling solution and new generation locomotives at low GHG emissions.
These various initiatives and those of its partners, who since 1993 have been bound to comply with environment clauses in their leases, have enabled the MPA to reduce GHG emissions specific to its own activities by 25% since 2007 and to lower the intensity of GHG emissions by 22% between 2010 and 2017 for all activities on Port territory in Montreal and Contrecœur.
“Developing low-carbon fuels is the way of the future for the transportation industry. The Port of Montreal wants to position itself among the forerunners and strengthen its position as a leader on the St. Lawrence in terms of sustainable development. Our trade objectives are integral to our sustainable development objectives, and we firmly believe that this alignment will help boost the competitiveness of the St. Lawrence”, said Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority.
“As the leading producer of low-carbon transportation fuel in Quebec, we are excited to partner with the Port of Montreal to develop and commercialize green hydrogen and green methanol solutions for the maritime industry. Greenfield recognises the importance of implementing biofuels for commercial shipping in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plans to play an important role in helping the maritime transportation industry reach its sustainability goals”, said Howard Field, CEO, Greenfield Global.