Detroit shippers moving toward more biodiesel
The shipping industry is turning to biodiesel as a solution to meet carbon reduction goals.
The International Maritime Organization has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050 and cut emissions by 15 percent this decade.
Dr. Robert Moorcroft is a carbon reduction scientist working with the port authority in Detroit to calculate a baseline.
“Biodiesel burns a lot cleaner, so that will clean up the air,” he shares.
Moorcroft tells Brownfield biodiesel is one of the fastest ways to cut pollution.
“It can be a drop in like-for-like replacement for diesel, so you don’t need to change your infrastructure,” he says. “It’s really very much an immediate option.”
Warner Petroleum Corporation’s work to increase biodiesel supplies from a fueling wharf on the Detroit River and other grant projects supporting biofuels were featured as part of an event on the river Wednesday with the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition.