Svitzer and Maersk to develop methanol-powered tugboat

Maersk and its subsidiary Svitzer are partnering up to develop a tugboat that can sail on carbon-neutral methanol fuel cells.

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Svitzer and parent company Maersk have joined forces to design a fuel cell tugboat running on green methanol.

The two companies have struck a deal with naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. to develop the vessel, which constitutes a part of Maersk's ambition to develop methanol fuel cells, automation, electricity as propulsion and other technologies that can contribute to lowering carbon emissions from ships, writes Svitzer in the announcement.

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