Total has joined the Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as a strategic partner and will look to accelerate research and development (R&D) for environmentally friendly shipping solutions.
The company said the partnership with allow it to join forces with leading players across the shipping sector to develop new low-carbon alternative fuels and carbon neutrality solutions.
As a member of the Advisory Board, Total will aim at providing strategic and technical guidance for the development of the Center activities.
Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Chief Technology Officer, Total, said the partnership is aligned with its R&D marine fuels programme.
“By gathering shareholders across the full chain, this center will accelerate the development of sustainable solutions for shipping.
“Total will actively contribute to projects through secondments of technical experts and knowledge sharing. We truly look forward to this new collaboration,” Semeria said.
Bo Cerup-Simonsen CEO of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center, also commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Total as a strategic partner of our Center. Decarbonizing shipping can only be achieved through comprehensive collaboration across maritime and energy sectors.
“Total shares our vision of a zero-carbon maritime industry and acknowledgement of the vast effort required to get there.
“In joining the Center, they bring onboard vital experience and knowledge contributing to establish projects and activities that will accelerate the development of tomorrow’s solution.”