Nordic Companies Align for UN SDGs
A group of leading Nordic industry companies has, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), joined forces to solve a great societal challenge. The initiative is called Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea (ZEEDS).
Annually, shipping is responsible for nearly 1 billion tonnes of CO2 gas emissions globally, and the consortium is trying to address this by developing a new infrastructure for green fuels for ships.
The collaboration is spearheaded by Wärtsilä. It further consists of Aker Solutions, Equinor, DFDS, Grieg Star and Kvaerner.
“The ZEEDS-partners recognize that the transition to clean fuels will require a collective effort. We believe that by addressing the supply, storage and distribution chain, we can accelerate the switch to cleaner shipping fuels,” said Cato Espero, a sales director at Wärtsilä.
Through the ZEEDS-project, the partners have explored potential solutions together, and the most promising ideas will be presented in Oslo at Future Innovation Day – Horizons on June 3 and during Nor-Shipping on June 4.
Moving forward, the focus will be on engaging the relevant authorities and potential new partners to ensure further development of the concept and the ideas.