Meriaura Group heads towards 100% carbon neutral shipping

April 1, 2021 |

In Finland, Meriaura Group has started the preparation and design of a transport concept that targets to 100% carbon neutrality. The concept is based on hybrid propulsion that combines sustainably produced bio-oil and battery technology. In addition to innovative energy solutions, the aim is to automate the cargo handling process, and to take full advantage of the opportunities brought by digitalization in all functions.

The concept takes into account the entire transport chain. Details and commercial operating model are in process and under development. The concept is designed especially for lake, canal and sea feeder traffic, and the plan is to pilot it in lake Saimaa. Saimaa canal locks are being extended and the size of the new concept vessel corresponds to the new Saimax dimensions.

The project combines lessons learned from the group’s previous bio-oil projects. In addition, the aim is to achieve full 100% greenhouse gas neutrality as close as possible by utilizing electricity propulsion based on renewable energy and batteries.

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