Norden: plant-based fuel. File image/Pixabay
Danish shipping company Norden is to work with Kvasir Technologies on a plant-based bunker fuel. The three-and-half-year collaboration will see the fuel trialled on a Norden vessel, the company has said.
Kvasir Technologies has patented technology which uses lignin, often seen as a waste product, to produce fuel.
Among the material's advantages are its accessiblity and abundance which makes for a high degree of scalability compared to other feedstocks.
"Testing fuel alternatives is the right starting point to drive the shipping industry towards a cleaner future," Henrik Røjel, Norden's fuel efficiency and decarbonisation manager said.
Norden controls a global fleet of over 300 ships.