The Carbon War Room is a charitable organization set up by Richard Branson in 2009.
The Carbon War Room (CWR) Tuesday announced the launch of a six-strong Shipping Efficiency Advisory Board, that it says will lend industry insight and support CWR’s mission to profitably decarbonise the international shipping industry.
"We are thrilled to have gathered a group with so much knowledge and experience in shipping. Following UNFCCC in Paris, the industry has an obligation to find new and innovative ways to reduce carbon while remaining competitive," said Galen Hon, Manager, Shipping Operation, Carbon War Room.
"The calibre of the board reflects the credibility that CWR has garnered within the shipping industry. It's a validation of our ongoing efforts to work directly with the industry to deliver paths to carbon reduction in ways that make good business sense."
Galen Hon, Manager, Shipping Operation, Carbon War Room.
Following UNFCCC in Paris, the industry has an obligation to find new and innovative ways to reduce carbon while remaining competitive.
The new advisory board is comprised of:
Jan Dieleman, incoming President of Ocean Transportation at Cargill.
Henrik Overgaard Madsen, former CEO of DNV and President and CEO of DNV.GL from 2006 to 2015.
Mark Cameron, Chairman of the International Parcel Tanker Association (IPTA) and COO of Ardmore Shipping Corporation,
Juha Heikinheimo, President of maritime software, services, and data analysis firm NAPA.
Mark Clintworth, Head of Shipping for the European Investment Bank.
Dr Tristan Smith, director of the Research Council UK-funded project Shipping in Changing Climates, and Reader in Energy and Transport at the UCL Energy Institute.
Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Carbon WarRoom and Rocky Mountain Institute, commented: "We are proud to welcome six eminent industry figures to our Advisory Board. Their expertise will help guide our strategies so that we can continue to reduce carbon emissions profitably,"
Last September Ship & Bunker reported that CWR was offering a $200,000 Ship Efficiency Grant to prove 10-15 percent fuel savings are possible.