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CSL plans to further test biodiesel in Great Lakes this season

March 23, 2021

Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) will be testing alternative fuels on half of the vessels in its Great Lakes fleet this coming season. The additional tests follow last successful trials by CSL of B100 biodiesel fuel on the main engines of two of its ships.

Over the 2021 navigation season, CSL will also be the first shipowner within the Great Lakes shipping industry to try second generation biodiesel. The idea is to reduce the company’s environmental footprint by replacing fossil fuel with biodiesel on vessels, which requires no modification of existing equipment and provides a viable carbon neutral fuel source.

The project is part of CSL’s 2030 Environment Vision commitment to lower its fleet’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prepare for a low carbon shipping future. This vision is aligned with Canada’s nationally determined targets under the Paris Climate Agreement with a goal to reduce GHG emissions by 35% below 2005 levels by 2030.

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