Maersk partners with Equinor to ensure ‘green’ methanol supply for world’s first methanol-enabled container vessel

A.P. Moller – Maersk and Equinor have signed a partnership securing the supply of green methanol for Maersk’s landmark, new methanol-enabled feeder vessel during its initial months of operation from September 2023 and into the first half of 2024.

According to Maersk, biomethanol is produced from biogas from manure. The biogas is upgraded to biomethane and injected into the existing gas grid and the methanol is produced from the biomethane in the grid on a mass-balance basis.

Maersk’s feeder vessel will fuelled by e-methanol in the long term, from a facility in southern Denmark and which is expected to go live in the first half of 2024.


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