To­day’s Sus­tain­abil­ity Mat­ters is brought to you by Hur­tigruten

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In Nor­way last month Hur­tigruten suc­cess­fully com­pleted a biodiesel fuel test with the MS Po­larlys. It’s a good news story that we think has the po­ten­tial to trans­form the ship­ping in­dus­try. Ok, we know some cruise com­pa­nies have is­sues. No­body is per­fect; but when cruise con­trib­utes 2-3 per cent of all global CO2 emis­sions we need to in­no­vate. Re­duc­ing these emis­sions is cru­cial if we want to limit cli­mate change and win the re­spect of trav­ellers. Biodiesel is the clean­est fuel and the clos­est con­cept to a closed loop sus­tain­abil­ity so­lu­tion. We may be able to re­duce CO2 by as much as 95 per cent. Biodiesel can be made from a range of sources in­clud­ing cook­ing oil waste, corn, soya, wheat or palm. Hur­tigruten’s tests were com­pleted with cer­ti­fied biodiesel free of palm oil. Hur­tigruten is us­ing the find­ings to learn more and we be­lieve this in­no­va­tion is an­other step that will con­trib­ute to a new era of sus­tain­abil­ity. It’s a game-changer for the in­dus­try and part of our plan to be the world’s first emis­sions free ex­pe­di­tion travel com­pany. There’s a gift for Christ­mas!

Damian Perry, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor APAC, Hur­tigruten

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