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HURTIGRUTEN ADDS LIQUID BIOGAS TO ITS FUTURE FUEL MIX

Monday, November 19, 2018 

Norwegian coastal operator Hurtigruten has announced plans to reft six of its older vessels to cut pollution. The ships' engines will be retrofitted to run on a combination of LNG and liquid biogas in a battery hybrid configuration.

The company aims for its 17-strong fleet to become carbon neutral by 2050. The news comes as two battery hybrid vessels are being built in Norway, and the operator has signed a letter of intent for a third.
The biogas will be made from organic waste produced by forestry, agriculture and fishery, leading to reports in the popular media that the cruise line intends to fuel its ships on rotten fish in order to cut emisions.
The company aims for its 17-strong fleet to become carbon neutral by 2050. The news comes as two battery hybrid vessels are being built in Norway, and the operator has signed a letter of intent for a third.
The biogas will be made from organic waste produced by forestry, agriculture and fishery, leading to reports in the popular media that the cruise line intends to fuel its ships on rotten fish in order to cut emisions.

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