1. Home
  2. Stay informed
  3. News

Port of Detroit unveils a net-zero emissions plan

April 22, 2024

The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority has published its plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 to enhance air quality and public health. The plan was prompted by findings that the port operations emit 27,869 metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually. 

Immediate measures include introducing biodiesel, which results in a 74% reduction in emissions compared to traditional diesel use, as well as transitioning to electric- and hydrogen-powered equipment. The plan also entails ongoing research into zero-emission fuels for cargo ships. 

Jonathan C. Kinloch, the port authority’s chairperson, views this plan this as a beginning towards a sustainable port with both economic and environmental viability. The goal is a port where businesses thrive alongside clean air and good jobs.