Evergreen, in order to achieve net-zero by 2050 in line with the International Maritime Organization’s GHG strategy, has teamed up with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for a collaboration on hydrogen-based marine fuels.
n particular, the companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore production and usage of carbon-neutral e-fuels. CIP has signed the MOU on behalf of its Energy Transition Fund.
With more than 200 container vessels deployed around the world, Evergreen is amongst the 10 biggest container shipping companies globally. Decarbonization of such an operation is a major undertaking and may require a range of different fuel types. To explore and potentially develop these, Evergreen is teaming up with CIP.
As informed, the cooperation will have several aspects including production of e-fuels in Taiwan based on offshore wind, but also exploration of a broader supply of green fuels such as e-ammonia and e-methanol. Taiwan plays a vital role in the global supply chains not only as a producer, but also as a container ship operator, controlling about 10% of the world’s container shipping fleet.
Taiwan has good conditions for offshore wind and with a growing government support for decarbonization it has the potential to become a producer of the future fuel types. CIP is currently constructing and developing several offshore wind farms in Taiwan with strong ties to the Taiwanese industries and society.
ETF is the world’s largest fund dedicated to investing and developing advanced energy technology which supports the transition to renewable energy. CIP already has a strong footprint in Taiwan, and we are looking forward to working with Evergreen to further support Taiwan’s ambition of realizing 2050 net zero goal.
..said CIP Partner Felix Pahl.