MOL to develop alternative fuel based on methane

Japanese shipping group MOL has established a working group to bring down shipping's CO2 emissions by using alternative fuels. A Japanese classification bureau is also part of the initiative.

Photo: MOL Mitsui OSK Lines PR

Japanese Mitsu OSK Lines (MOL) will be at the helm of a working group that is to bring down the shipping sector's greenhouse gas emissions by introducing synthetic methane as a ship fuel, MOL informs in a press statement.

The working group is named Cross-industrial Working Group Related to Zero Emission Alternative Ship Fuels, and its participants include such companies as Japanese classification bureau ClassNK. The group is part of the so-called CCR Study Group.

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