The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping announced that CF Industries will become a Strategic Partner, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration and contribution to the development of zero carbon technologies and solutions for the maritime industry.
As one of the world’s leading ammonia producers, CF Industries brings decades of experience in safe production, storage, transport, and trade of ammonia and is supporting global decarbonization by producing nearly 2 million tons of low-carbon ammonia production capacity by 2024. This includes installing a 20MW electrolyzer to enable the production of green ammonia at its Donaldsonville Complex in Louisiana. All are critical aspects when looking to unlock ammonia as a fuel pathway, enabling the transition of the maritime industry.
In welcoming CF Industries to the Center, CEO Bo Cerup-Simonsen said, “As a US based producer, CF Industries brings additionality to the Center’s established partner portfolio from both a geographical and a value chain perspective. This will significantly compliment and strengthen our ability to work, collaborate, and create impact on enabling robust low-emission ammonia fuel pathways, addressing safety topics on handling and operation of ammonia, and creating robust engagement on regulatory topics.”
“CF Industries has a strong sustainability agenda and will play a prominent role in transforming the ammonia industry. The company is well positioned to pave the way forward for low emission fuel production. We welcome them onboard and look very much forward to the collaboration,” continued Bo Cerup-Simonsen.
Tony Will, president and chief executive officer, CF Industries Holdings, Inc., said, “As the world transitions to low carbon alternative energy sources in order to realize net zero carbon emissions, collaboration across industries is critical to accelerate the development of achievable solutions,” said Tony Will, president and chief executive officer, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. “We believe ammonia has an important role to play in the world’s transition to clean energy and is a particularly promising approach for the maritime industry. We look forward to sharing our expertise with the Center and working together to develop the roadmap to decarbonize maritime shipping.”
With 100.000 ships consuming around m300Tons fuel p.a. global shipping accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions, a share that is likely to increase as other industries tackle climate emissions in the coming decades.
Achieving the long-term target of decarbonization requires new fuel types and a systemic change within the industry. Shipping is a globally regulated industry, which provides an opportunity to secure broad-based industry adoption of new technology and fuels.
To accelerate the development of viable technologies a coordinated effort within applied research is needed across the entire supply chain. Industry leaders play a critical role in ensuring that laboratory research is successfully matured to scalable solutions matching the needs of industry. At the same time, new legislation will be required to enable the transition towards decarbonization.