Jan 17, 2023 | Maritime business news

Switzerland-based research association ecoinvent and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping have formalised their collaboration by signing a Knowledge Partnership Agreement, under which ecoinvent and the Center become official partners, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration and contribution to accelerate the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.

Founded by the Swiss research institutes ETHZ, EPFL, PSI, Empa and Agroscope, ecoinvent is an internationally active not-for-profit association devoted to supporting high quality science-based environmental assessments. Its activities include publishing and maintaining the ecoinvent database, which currently contains over 18.500 reliable life cycle inventory datasets covering a diverse range of sectors on a global level. The association works with policymakers, private enterprises, NGOs, and the academic community globally.

Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of the Center, said: “This partnership is a major contribution to the mission we are on. ecoinvent is a world leader in the provision of environmental data, and our collaboration will accelerate the co-creation of data needed to support a sustainable energy transition in the shipping industry. This will also deepen our holistic understanding of how decarbonization solutions will impact on our climate and environment.”

Nickolas Meyer, CEO ecoinvent, said: “ecoinvent is proud to partner with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping in the ambitious challenge to decarbonise the maritime industry. The Center has brought together a global cohort of strategic industry partners and expert knowledge partners to take on this challenge. ecoinvent welcomes the collaboration with the Center and our fellow partners and will support this grand scale endeavour by providing our world class life cycle data and expertise.”

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