Following the announcement of an e-methanol sourcing agreement in Europe, Maersk invests in California-based WasteFuel, a start-up focused on turning waste into sustainable aviation fuel, green bio-methanol, and renewable natural gas.
his investment is made through Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk.
As explained, Maersk’s investment will enable WasteFuel to develop biorefineries that utilise the most effective technologies available to produce sustainable fuels from unrecoverable waste that would otherwise degrade, and release methane and other harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
Maersk is confident that green bio-methanol is one of the promising fuels of the future as it can be scaled up and play an important role in decarbonising supply chains within the next 10-15 years. For each feedstock and project, we evaluate its sustainability as well as the emission reductions, using lifecycle analysis including all greenhouse gases.
Collaboration and partnerships are key to scaling the production and distribution of sustainable fuels, and we look forward to doing exactly that with WasteFuel; exploring potential future green solutions not just for our vessels, but also for Maersk aviation and trucking activities
…as Morten Bo Christiansen, VP and Head of Decarbonisation, A.P. Moller – Maersk said.
WasteFuel is also developing projects in Asia and the Americas including a biorefinery in Manila, Philippines, to produce low-carbon fuels. The company has announced an offtake agreement with NetJets – the world’s largest private jet company owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
With the investment, Morten Bo Christiansen, VP and Head of Decarbonisation at A.P. Moller – Maersk, is joining the Board of WasteFuel.
Global supply chains can and must be decarbonized by 2050. Collaboration and investments in innovative projects are one of the most important ways to reach a carbon neutral fuel value chain.