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Danish industrial giant Haldor Topsoe and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping have formalised their collaboration by signing a Partnership Agreement. With the Agreement, Topsoe becomes an official partner to the Center, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration about the development of zero carbon technologies for the maritime industry.

The collaboration will begin with the conversion of renewable resources – such as biomass and green electricity – to energy carriers and fuels. Topsoe is also developing and industrializing solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOEC) for highly efficient production of hydrogen by electrolysis of water. Topsoe and the Center are both parties to an already announced project, SOFC4Maritime, supported by a grant from EUDP.

“Haldor Topsoe brings on board experience and knowledge within technologies supporting the conversion of renewable resources, a key enabler for the further development of zero carbon technology and future fuels. Not only do they share our vision of a zero carbon shipping industry, they have also recently declared their ambition to be the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. We truly look forward to engaging them in our R&D programs and activities, and in creating a solid transition narrative for the maritime industry” – said Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

As a strategic partner to the Center, Topsoe will also join the Advisory Board, represented by Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer Kim Grøn Knudsen. “It is great to partner with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. It is an exciting idea to let some of the shipping industry’s most prominent players join forces with companies that have the insight to accelerate the energy transition in maritime transport. Together, we can make a positive difference for the world and reduce carbon emissions significantly,” said Grøn Knudsen.