Alfa Laval – global provider of heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling solutions – has joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to accelerate and work with the development of low- and zero-carbon technologies for the marine industry. As a strategic partner Alfa Laval will be part of the Center’s advisory board, providing strategic and technical guidance for future development projects and activities.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) targets a 50% reduction of vessel-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To achieve the long-term target of decarbonization the industry must shift to new fuel types and technologies. The development of new technologies requires coordinated efforts by industry leaders to ensure that research and innovations are successfully matured into scalable solutions.
The collaboration with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center will focus on accelerating the development of low- and zero-carbon technologies through joint projects and activities. One example is the recently announced “SOFC4Maritime”, which targets solutions for green fuels to generate power onboard marine vessels.
“Collaboration with industry experts is vital to achieve a shift towards more sustainable solutions. We need a common view of the roadmap for the shipping industry, and we will bring our individual expertise to the table to drive and accelerate the development,” says Sameer Kalra, President of Alfa Laval’s Marine Division. “One of the latest projects ‘SOFC4Maritime’ (for solid oxide fuel cells) is just one example of activities which stems from that ambition.”
Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center comments, “Alfa Laval shares our vision of a zero-carbon maritime industry and acknowledges the vast effort required to get there. Their vital experience and knowledge will enable the Center to establish the overall narrative of the transition and contribute to the projects and activities which will accelerate the development of tomorrow’s solution.”