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MAN Diesel's Green Technology Initiative Wins Award

Posted on July 28, 2009

The Green Ship of the Future, the Danish maritime initiative, has received the International Environmental Award from the Sustainable Shipping, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable use of the sea.

The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group (APMM), Odense Steel Shipyard (OS), MAN Diesel (MD) and Aalborg Industries (AI), established the Green Ship of the Future project in 2008 with the primary objective of demonstrating and developing new, green technologies to achieve significant reductions of emissions. Today, the project has 15 partners including shipping companies, their suppliers, and several Danish universities including the Technical University of Denmark.

The challenge and objective of Green Ship of the Future is to cut industrial CO2 emissions by 30% and oxides of nitrogen and sulphur by 90%. The initiative uses existing and new technologies.

Thomas S. Knudsen, Head of the MAN Diesel Low Speed Business Unit said: “Shipping is an environmentally friendly form of transport, but with Green Ship of the Future we are making an extra effort to protect the Earth’s climate and environment. We want to play our part in designing environmentally responsible products that minimise emissions. In that respect, the Green Ship of the Future project is a meeting of equal minds.”

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