The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has signed a cooperation and development agreement with Greenfield Global, which specializes in the production of biofuels, to implement green energy solutions.
Under the deal, the duo aims to develop and commercialize green hydrogen, ethanol, and green methanol for the maritime industry among other solutions.
Developing low-carbon fuels is the way of the future for the transportation industry. The Port of Montreal wants to position itself among the forerunners and strengthen its position as a leader on the St. Lawrence in terms of sustainable development. Our trade objectives are integral to our sustainable development objectives, and we firmly believe that this alignment will help boost the competitiveness of the St. Lawrence”, said Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority.
“Greenfield recognizes the importance of implementing biofuels for commercial shipping in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plans to play an important role in helping the maritime transportation industry reach its sustainability goals”, said Howard Field, CEO, Greenfield Global.
In recent years, the Port of Montreal, the second largest port in Canada, has taken several actions to reduce its GHG emissions, including the introduction of over 20 shore power connection points where wintering and cruise ships can plug in dockside, a fleet of fully hybrid service vehicles, and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling solution.