TES, K LINE team up for sustainable maritime shipping solutions

TES, K LINE form partnership for sustainable maritime shipping solutions

Tree Energy Solutions (TES) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K LINE) are partnering to lead the transition towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector by 2050.

With a mission to deliver reliable and affordable green energy through giga-scale projects, TES is developing a global portfolio of e-NG production and import projects.

In parallel, K LINE is strategically advancing towards 2030 interim milestones, which include transitioning its vessel to cleaner fuels such as hydrogen and e-NG.

K LINE and TES are exploring potential collaboration opportunities, including broadening the scope of e-NG partnerships and the various facets of the value chain to accelerate the adoption of cleaner fuels in maritime transport.

This collaboration entails blending captured CO2 emissions with green hydrogen to produce e-NG, thereby facilitating the transition to cleaner bunker fuels for K LINE’s vessels.

Such discussions aim to secure and procure e-NG originating from the TES green energy hub in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Moreover, both parties will consider the regulatory landscape surrounding low/non-carbon fuels, carbon intensity, CO2 accounting, certification, and incentive schemes.

In addition to commercial endeavours, technical collaboration is also on the agenda, encompassing the operation and management of e-NG carriers and Liquified CO2 carriers and the exchange of information relating to CO2 capture and utilisation onboard vessels.

Marco Alverà, CEO and Co-Founder of TES, commented: “The partnership between K LINE and TES marks a significant milestone in our collective efforts to drive decarbonisation within the maritime transport sector.

“By leveraging TES’ expertise in green fuels and K LINE’s commitment to decarbonise long-haul shipping, we aim to pioneer cleaner and more efficient maritime operations, setting a precedent for the industry worldwide.”

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Satoshi Kanamori, Managing Executive Officer of K LINE, said: “At K LINE, we are deeply committed to realising our vision of a carbon-neutral future for maritime transport.

“Partnering with TES allows us to combine our strengths and resources to accelerate the adoption of e-NG, laying the groundwork for a more sustainable shipping and logistics industry.”

In March 2024, K LINE established an agreement with TOKYO GAS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Gas) to conduct cooperative research on liquefied CO2 maritime transportation with the goal of attaining carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS).

In the same month, Eni, Fincantieri, and RINA signed an agreement to develop joint initiatives for the energy transition in the maritime industry.

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