Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Research and Development centre is a private initiative, launched with the support of the A.P. Møller Foundation, to promote and contribute to the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.
The partnership will see Total join forces with leading players across the shipping sector to develop new low-carbon alternative fuels and carbon neutrality solutions. As a member of the Advisory Board, Total will aim at providing strategic and technical guidance for the development of the Center activities.
"This partnership with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center is completely aligned to our R&D marine fuels program aiming at net zero carbon emissions. By gathering shareholders across the full chain, this centre will accelerate the development of sustainable solutions for shipping. Total will actively contribute to projects through secondments of technical experts and knowledge sharing. We truly look forward to this new collaboration," underlined Marie-Noëlle Semeria, Chief Technology Officer, Total.
"We are very proud of this new cooperation, in line with our Climate Ambition to get to Net Zero by 2050. As a broad energy company, we are actively working on improving the environmental footprint of our customers in the maritime industry and today we reaffirm our support to this key sector. The Center will pave the way towards a greener shipping for the benefit of the whole industry as well as for our own chartering activities," declared Luc Gillet, Senior Vice President Shipping, Total Trading & Shipping.
"We are very pleased to welcome Total as a strategic partner of our Center. Decarbonising shipping can only be achieved through comprehensive collaboration across maritime and energy sectors. Total shares our vision of a zero-carbon maritime industry and acknowledgement of the vast effort required to get there. In joining the Center, they bring onboard vital experience and knowledge contributing to establish projects and activities that will accelerate the development of tomorrow’s solution," said Bo Cerup-Simonsen CEO of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center..
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