Evergreen explores Taiwanese green fuel production
Container liner operator Evergreen has announced that it is exploring the feasibility of developing a green methanol and ammonia supply chain for applications including maritime fuel on the island of Taiwan.
The announcement follows the signature of a memorandum of cooperation between Evergreen and Danish green investment fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on 20 October to jointly explore production and usage of carbon-neutral e-fuels.
The two companies note the collaboration will extend beyond the production of renewable fuels in Taiwan based on offshore wind to include the exploration of green fuels such as e-ammonia and e-methanol. CIP is currently constructing and developing several offshore wind farms in Taiwan.
The agreement follows Evergreen’s recent announcement of a significant order for dual-fuel methanol-fuelled container vessels in July, when Evergreen Shipping’s subsidiary Evergreen Marine (Asia) placed an order with Samsung Heavy Industries for 16 x 16,000 teu container vessel newbuildings, and a separate order for 8 x 16,000 teu with Japan’s Nihon Shipyard.