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Amazon, IKEA and Patagonia have joined a group to buy zero-emissions maritime shipping fuel

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  • Ikea, Amazon, Patagonia, and 20 other companies have formed the Zero Emission Maritime Buyers Alliance (ZEMBA) which will commit to buying zero-emissions maritime shipping fuel.
  • The coalition will define zero emissions fuel as those that come from sustainable, renewable or low-carbon sources that are easily scalable.
  • Shipping giant Maersk recently unveiled the world’s first vessel that was powered by green methanol and the maritime industry is exploring the possibility of using small modular reactors to power ships.

“By working together, these companies might bring more options to the table than if a single company went out and tried to do so alone, and thus spur the market for complicated new technology, Leverdige said. It is significant that the request is for enough fuel to move 600,000 units, which Leveridge called ‘a substantial’ amount of cargo.”

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