By Adam Vaughan
Shipping is a bigger contributor to climate change than aviation, remains one of the few sectors where emissions are growing instead of falling, and has yet to find a sure-fire way to decarbonise. Last week might mark the beginning of a turning point. On 24 August, Maersk, the world’s biggest shipping company, said it had ordered eight ships capable of running on both normal oil-based fuel and a type of alcohol, methanol.
These aren’t the first ships running on methanol – there are around 20 …
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