International energy coalition sets out emissions-reducing projects

The Coalition for Energy of the Future has unveiled its first seven projects aimed at accelerating the development of more environmentally friendly future energies and technologies for the transport and logistics sectors.

Launched in late 2019 during the French Maritime Economy Conference (Assises de l’Economie de la Mer), and supported by French President Emmanuel Macron, the coalition comprises 14 companies from a range of industries.

The seven concrete actions includes a biofuel project which aims to test the first bio-crude oil dedicated to maritime and develop the use of third generation biofuels.

The coalition will also seek to draw a pathway for bioLNG toward carbon neutrality, highlighting key issues to be addressed. Another project to develop zero emission vehicles for road, air and sea transportation intends to share a common vision and roadmap to develop innovative R&D projects around emerging energies such as hydrogen or ammonia by the end of Q1 2021.

Other projects will look at green hydrogen for trucks, green electricity, a digital ‘ecocalculator’ of the global supply chain and intermodal green hubs.

The coalition, which recently welcomed Airbus, Bureau Veritas and PSA International, says it will continue to work closely together over the coming months to develop new concrete projects going further in the fight against climate change.

The other companies that make up the coalition are AWS, Carrefour, CMA CGM Group, Cluster Maritime Français, Crédit Agricole CIB, ENGIE, Faurecia, Michelin, Schneider Electric, Total and Wärtsilä.

The group has established three main goals all to be achieved by 2030: to unlock a more extensive portfolio of clean energy sources: to decrease the energy consumption per kilometre-equivalent of goods mobility; to reduce the proportion of emissions linked to transport and logistics.

Rhys Berry

Rhys Berry

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