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Players test "vital shortcut to carbon-neutral shipping"

Alfa Laval has joined forces with several partners in efforts to make a regular marine engine operate on methanol rather than diesel without any adjustments. If successful, it could be a vital shortcut to carbon-neutral shipping.

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Swedish heavy industry supplier Alfa Laval will open the doors to its new test center in Northern Denmark's Aalborg, welcoming partners such as Man Energy Solutions, Danish Technological Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and, not least, biofuel producer Nordic Green.

Together they will examine the possibilities of replacing diesel with ethanol in a regular diesel marine engine without the use of modifications or pilot fuel, typically needed to trigger combustion.

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