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  • Writer's pictureSarah Whiteford

Good News on Tuesday! – World’s Largest Megaship, carbon-free bleach

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On June 3rd, the largest ship to enter a European port arrived at the Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) Terminal from China. The HMM Algeciras is a 24,000 TEU-class ship, holding the record for the largest ship in the world at 399.9 meters in length and 61 meters beam.

South Korea’s ‘Big 3’ shipyards ordered a combined 20 of these ships in 2018. HMM Algeciras is the first on the water. HMM is formerly Hyundai Merchant Marine.

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The fourth-largest container shipping group, CMA CGM, plans to become carbon neutral by 2050.

The French company is headquartered in the port of Marseille in the Mediterranean. In addition to the carbon announcement, they are also targeting 10% of energy to be alternative fuels by 2023.

They are following in the footsteps of Maersk, who aims to reduce emissions to zero by 2050.

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Carbonfree Chemicals is a bp Ventures-backed company that uses carbon capture technology to create useful chemicals. Based in San Antonio, TX, the company has donated almost 2,000 gallons of bleach to emergency departments to be used as a disinfectant during the pandemic.

“The technology, which has been accredited by bp’s Advancing Low Carbon program, converts carbon emissions from a neighboring cement plant into baking soda alongside other low carbon products, such as caustic soda, hydrochloric acid and household bleach.”

BP connected Carbonfree Chemicals with organizations that needed their supplies, also providing funding assistance to deliver the materials.

You can learn more about Carbonfree Chemicals, SkyMine, and their other technologies on their website.

Happy Tuesday, and stay safe out there!

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