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Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center joins RSB to decarbonise maritime industry


The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, a Danish not-for-profit, and independent research and development centre, has joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) as part of its active strategy to accelerate a net-zero future.

Since its inception in 2020, the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center has made exceptional efforts towards modelling a future with sustainable marine fuels, partnering with over fifty cross-sectoral stakeholders to launch ambitious decarbonisation projects, including RSB members NORDEN, TOPSOE and TotalEnergies. This partnership with RSB will provide welcome support, particularly when it comes to meeting the certification needs of maritime fuels.

By becoming a RSB member, the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center now has access to innovative and highly-collaborative industry initiatives that are driving the transition towards a net-positive world, such as RSB’s new Sustainable Marine Fuel Platform. As part of this platform, the Danish non-profit will work with other leading organisations in the maritime industry to address sustainability issues in marine fuel, engage with regulators, and advocate for consistent and robust sustainability practices. In addition, the Center will join over a hundred of other organisations to support the continuous development of RSB’s sustainability framework – the world’s most trusted and credible approach for advancing the biocircular economy.

“We can’t overstate our excitement to have the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center join RSB Membership. They are exactly the organisation that we aim to work with towards moving beyond just commitments. We represent pioneers of a sustainable and just bioeconomy, and the Center is one such pioneer. Their leadership in the focus on carbon neutrality in the shipping sector will make them an exceptional addition to the RSB Sustainable Marine Fuel Platform.” – Hannah Walker, Shipping Lead and Outreach and Engagements Director at RSB.

“As one of the most-trusted and credible organisations working in sustainability certification, RSB is playing a vital role in the industry ensuring the sustainability of marine fuels. Having a close collaboration with RSB is important for us to be able to better integrate our work into the certification needs. Also, RSB is initiating a Sustainable Marine Fuel Platform which will focus on sustainability topics affecting the transition to sustainable marine fuels, driving engagement with regulators, and advocating for a robust and consistent sustainability approach.

In return, we look forward to sharing our knowledge and insights, participate in roundtables and provide our expertise to the discussion around the Marine Sustainable Fuel, especially through the Sustainable Marine Fuel Platform.” – Pernille Dahlgaard, Chief Officer Business, Regulatory & Analytics at Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center.


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