Affordable and clean energy
As with the rest of society, the shipping industry needs new solutions to make the transition to clean energy and fossil free fuel. Stena Line has taken on this challenge by focusing on projects within clean energy technology and energy efficiency to reduce emissions both on shore and at sea. Our long term target is to reduce our gross CO2 emissions by 30 % until 2030 (baseline 2019) and reach zero emission by 2050.
- Reduce CO2 emissions from ships
- Reduce SOx emissions from ships
- Renewable electricity in shore operation
- On shore power connections
- Punctuality across the fleet
- Our total CO2 emissions decreased by 12 % and by 2,3 % per nautical mile.
- Our SOx emissions decreased by 60,6 %.
- Renewable electricity used in our shore operation increased from 82 to 99,8 %.
- 25 % of all terminals offers shore power connections
- Our punctuality decreased slightly to from 66 to 63 %.
Electromobility for shipping
The electrification of shipping has only just began. We see a great potential for battery powered vessels on several of our short-sea shipping routes in the future.
Since 2018 Stena Line is operating the battery hybrid vessel Stena Jutlandica on the Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route, using battery power for manoeuvring and powering the bow thrusters when the ship is in port. Latest 2030 we will introduce the fossil-free vessel concept Stena Elektra on the same route.
Pioneering fuel project
In 2015 Stena Germanica became the world’s first RoPax vessel converted to run on both diesel and methanol. In 2020 methanol represented 25 % of the fuel consumption.
Methanol reduces sulphur and particles almost to zero and lowers NOx substantially. Methanol is usually produced from natural gas but in 2021 we will test methanol recycled from residual steel gases.
Connecting to renewable energy
By connecting a vessel to the local electrical grid when in port, we reduce the CO2 emissions with more than 13,000 tonnes/year. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of 7,200 passenger cars.
We connected our first ship to the grid already in 1989. Currently 25 % of our terminals are equipped with green electric shore power supply. In December 2020 Kiel became the latest addition where we now connect Stena Scandinavica and Stena Germanica.
Affordable and clean energy stories
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