The Port of Vancouver, together with partners from across the port community, are testing various low- and zero-emission fuels and technologies, as part of the port port’s efforts to phase out all port-related emissions by 2050.
hrough the Low-Emission Technology Initiative, a joint initiative between the port authority and the Province of British Columbia, the port authority and the province have each committed $1.5 million in funding to support the port community’s transition to low-emission energy, including the testing of battery-electric-powered terminal tractors; 100% biodiesel on commercial ferries; a hydrogen-powered crane; and 100% renewable diesel on a terminal locomotive and one of the port authority’s patrol boats.
Charting our course towards a zero-emission port starts with collaborative efforts like these—between the port authority, the port community, and government – to test innovative new low-emission fuels and technologies that reduce emissions while keeping trade moving through the Port of Vancouver
said Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.
Efforts to test low-emission fuels include a 6-month trial of 100% renewable diesel on one of the port authority’s patrol boats, the Takaya, making the port authority the first federal agency in Canada to run a vessel on 100% renewable diesel. Shell Canada, a partner on this project, supplied the renewable diesel and provided significant technical expertise.
We applaud our partners across the port community for their leadership in creating a more sustainable future at the Port of Vancouver. It’s fantastic to see so many efforts underway by industry to test and adopt new fuels and technologies that, together, will help pave the way towards creating a zero-emission port by 2050 while supporting our vision for the Port of Vancouver to be the world’s most sustainable port
added Mr. Silvester.