Mass-Balance Method for Provision of Net Zero Emission Transport Services
There is a strong need to reduce emissions from transport and logistics. Electrificationand use of greener energy carriers and fuels provide a ready way to reduce emissions, but thesetechnologies are generally more expensive than the conventional ones they are replacing. Fortunately,some shippers are willing to pay the extra cost to ship their goods using net zero emission transportsolutions. To capture this demand, carriers need to decarbonize a part of their operations relatedto the transport volumes of the “green” shippers. This paper proposes a mass-balancing methodbased on carbon footprinting to equip the carriers with a verifiable way to market net zero emissionservices without creation of operational inefficiencies and physical separation of conventional andlow emission transport. The paper shows feasibility and rather “easy” data requirements of themethod in an application case on real world data of a deep-sea carrier.
Mass balancing method
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