Danish container shipping company Mærsk and Danish green energy producer Ørsted have signed an agreement to produce green marine fuel in the US. To do so, Ørsted will build a so-called power-to-x plant using wind power to produce hydrogen gas. It will then be converted into liquid green fuel for Mærsk. This green fuel will be used for the 12 methanol-powered container ships ordered by Maersk as part of its goal to become carbon neutral by 2040.
Other green projects:
- In Denmark, Maersk is also involved in several power-to-x projects.
- In Esbjerg, the company is working with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners to build Europe’s largest power-to-x plant to produce green ammonia.
- In Copenhagen, Maersk is working with many partners such as – among others – Ørsted, Københavns Lufthavn or SAS to build a power-to-x plant to produce green fuel for ships, planes and trucks.