Intl tie-up to address energy transition issues in transport, logistics
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A group of 11 organisations have joined hands in a new international coalition that seeks to speed up the energy transition within the transport and logistics industry.
The new entity is open to new members to join Amazon Web Services (AWS), retail chain Carrefour Group (EPA:CA), CMA CGM Group, Cluster Maritime Francais, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Engie (EPA:ENGI), Faurecia (FRA:FAU), Michelin, Schneider Electric (EPA:SU), Total (EPA:FP) and Finland’s Wartsila Corp (HEL:WRT1V).
The partners will work to accelerate the development of energy sources and technologies that overcome challenges posed by sustainable mobility in transport and logistics, with their major goal being to help lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, fight global warming and protect biodiversity. This was announced by French energy major Total on Monday.
Each member of the consortium will work towards those targets by 2030, focusing on the use of clean energy sources, lowering power consumption in transport and cutting the CO2 footprint in both transport and logistics.
The partners have already outlined nine specific projects addressing their goals. Some of those are related to the development of green hydrogen solutions, renewable and synthetic gas fuels and zero-emission vehicles.
The tie-up will announce its initial findings in January 2021.
Veselina Petrova is one of Renewables Now's most experienced green energy writers. For several years she has been keeping track of game-changing events both large and small projects and across the globe.