COSTA GROUP ESTABLISHES DECARBONIZATION DEPARTMENT; The new unit concentrates scientific and technical expertise from across the Group to focus on the goal of zero emission cruising for Costa and AIDA Cruises
The newly established department, which brings the Group’s scientific and technical expertise under one roof, will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for achieving the decarbonization ambitions of the Costa and AIDA fleets, by 2050. The effort will have a strong focus on research and development, energy management and data analytics to develop the roadmap that will lead to zero emission ship operations.
As a priority, the newly created department will work to further improve the environmental performance of the existing fleet, working in synergy with the Sustainability Departments of the Costa and AIDA brands.
Specifically, the unit will be studying and testing new technologies, such as batteries, fuel cells, solar and wind power, to accelerate their availability.
Next-generation exhaust gas cleaning systems are currently being developed with partners to allow lower emission levels. Over time, developments in the application of alternative fuels on a large scale, including biofuels (liquefied biogas and biodiesel), methanol, ammonia and hydrogen fuels, will allow the ships to be flexible on the use of low-carbon energy. Solutions are being designed to meet requirements for newbuild ships, as well as for the current fleet, for the capability to store and utilize new-generation fuels.
‘Addressing climate change requires a great effort and commitment, and we believe that the creation of our new dedicated task force is a key asset to accelerate the development of new concepts that can lead us to reach carbon neutral operations by 2050’, said
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