The maritime industry sets sail for cleaner shipping with ambitious new project

The maritime industry sets sail for cleaner shipping with ambitious new project

The maritime industry sets sail for cleaner shipping with ambitious new project

New partnership will measure the effects of emission-reducing initiatives in real-time on Uni-Tankers ships. Concrete data and actions will provide the maritime sector with deep insights into the necessary steps towards a climate-neutral industry.

The maritime industry stands at a crossroads. The vision of climate-neutral shipping by 2050 is within reach. With approximately 90% of the world’s goods expected to be transported by sea, there is immense potential to create a greener future by transforming the maritime sector.

This is why MUDP has allocated over 18 million DKK to a new project, CLEANSHIP. The project brings together leading players in the maritime sector to demonstrate and document the potential of innovative technologies that can reduce harmful emissions from maritime transport.

The CLEANSHIP project distinguishes itself by measuring the impact of initiatives during real sailing. We aim to investigate the effects of energy-saving devices, modern biofuels, and other operational handles on harmful emissions, including Black Carbon. By monitoring emissions and fuel consumption in real-time, we will be able to provide valuable insights to the maritime industry and support future investments in cleaner technology. says Julie Tølbøl Rasmussen, project manager in CLEANSHIP from the Danish Technological Institute.

Real-time measurements on the open sea

The project will take an innovative approach by using advanced measurement technologies and data collection directly on Uni-Tankers ships during their actual voyages. This allows for measuring the effects of emission-reducing initiatives in real-time.

We are proud to be part of the CLEANSHIP project as it provides us with insights into the real reduction potentials of using biofuels and energy-saving technologies. The collaboration across the industry in this project will help us achieve significant insights in this area, says Kristian Larsen, Technical Director at Uni-Tankers.

Participation in the project Uni-Tankers has a directly strategic value for Uni-Tankers.

Reducing emissions is a strategic priority for us, and the project supports our decarbonization roadmap and goals as well as our ESG strategy, adds Kristian Larsen.

Strong partnership for greener shipping

Uni-Tankers and the Danish Technological Institute have teamed up with Green Instruments, which possesses state-of-the-art knowledge and experience with measurement equipment and emissions measurements in various environments.

The CLEANSHIP project advances and showcases our pioneering black carbon emission measurement capabilities.This initiative is a significant step towards helping the maritime sector achieve emissions reductions. Through this collaboration, we can apply our expertise in real-world environments, demonstrating the impact of our emission monitoring equipment, says Peter Bank Mariager, CTO at Green Instruments.

The project’s ambitious partnership also includes the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (MMMCZCS), Danish Shipping, and Danish Maritime. The collaboration across the value chain forms a strong unit where extensive knowledge and expertise are united with valuable market shares.

MMMCZCS will leverage their strong relationships with strategic partners to promote the decarbonization of the maritime sector by 2050, while Danish Maritime and Danish Shipping represent equipment suppliers and shipowners internationally, including within the IMO.

The partners in CLEANSHIP will work closely together until December 2026 to take steps towards a greener and more CO2-efficient maritime industry.

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