CMA CGM introduces biomethane product

CMA CGM has announced it is supporting the production of 12,000 tonnes of biomethane, offering customers the option to use it and improve their environmental performance. Biomethane is a renewable green gas produced from sources including organic and plant waste from European agriculture that is processed at methanation facilities.

With the new Cleaner Energy biomethane solution, the CMA CGM Group offers a guarantee of origin biomethane to customers working with Containerships, its intra-European line specialist. By adopting this solution, they will be able to cut their CO2 emissions by at least 67% on a well-to-wake basis (full value chain) on the intra-European shipments of their goods. They will receive an official certificate stating the quantity of biomethane allocated to the shipment of their goods and the corresponding reduction in CO2 emissions. The entire system complies with the ISO 14020, 14021 and 14067 standards and is certified by an independent body.

The Cleaner Energy LNG solution, available to all customers since November 2020, will see its share of biomethane increase, paving the way for a reduction in CO2 emissions of 25% on a well-to-wake basis, compared to the current 15% reduction. As things stand, liquefied natural gas (LNG) is the best solution currently available for reducing shipping’s carbon footprint and preserving air quality. By 2024, 44 of the group’s vessels will be LNG-powered.

The Cleaner Energy programmes come as part of the ACT with CMA CGM+ programme, launched in November 2020. It is available throughout all of CMA CGM’s shipping subsidiaries and allows customers to analyse, reduce and offset the environmental footprint of the shipment of their goods.

Guillaume Lathelize, Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at CMA CGM, stated, “By adding biomethane to our ACT with CMA CGM+ range of high value-added services, we are introducing our customers to even more innovative ways of advancing the shipping sector’s energy transition. Through the use of a non-fossil-fuel energy, we are enabling them to reach a new milestone in improving the environmental performance of the shipment of their goods.”

Source: CMA CGM