The CSL Group will be testing second generation biodiesel on half of its fleet this year.
These tests are a follow-up to the successful trials of B100 biodiesel fuel on the main engines of two CSL ships last year.
“Replacing fossil fuel with biodiesel on vessels requires no modification of existing equipment and provides a viable carbon neutral fuel source over its lifecycle,” Louis Martel, president of CSL said. “This is what makes biofuels a very attractive option to reduce our environmental footprint, and we are eager to continue testing them and other solutions that offer the potential to contribute to cleaner air and waterways.”
CSL supports Canada’s target under the Paris Climate Agreement with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% below 2005 levels by 2030.
To achieve this ambitious objective, CSL is taking concrete actions by building more efficient ships, investing in R&D and innovation, and exploring and testing new technologies, fuels and digital solutions.
“The pace of transformation and digitalization we are witnessing in shipping today is a game-changer, and we are fully committed to modernising and investing in the long-term viability, sustainability and success of our company and sector,” he added.
“Marine transportation continues to be the most efficient, reliable and eco-responsible choice for shipping large cargos, and investments made today in green solutions will have positive impacts for generations to come.”
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