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Fleetzero begins its search for the first giant ship to convert to battery power

Devin Coldewey of TechCrunch writes on Fleetzero’s quest to decarbonize shipping.

The C3 Take
  • The company has created a battery that could replace traditional diesel engines in ships.
  • While far less carbon-intensive than other modes of transportation, shipping is still responsible for roughly 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Fleetzero will test its battery out on smaller vessels before piloting the technology on a large boat.
  • Private sector innovation is playing a pivotal role in advancing climate solutions.

“Done right (and it seems likely that’s the way they’re trying to do it) a ship doing this can handle some of the longest and most popular routes across the Pacific.”

Read the full article here.

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