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It recently launched a research project with the applied research centre Innovation Maritime (IMAR), Greenfield Global, Ocean Group, École Polytechnique Montréal and Université Laval. They are all part of the Research Program for the Mitigation of Impacts of Commercial Navigation on Ecosystems (PLAINE) developed by Réseau Québec maritime (RQM), an intersectoral and collaborative research initiative to improve natural and human ecosystems alike.

Over the next two years, these players committed to the shipping industry's energy transition will strive to identify, characterize and test optimal blends of e-methanol, a 100% decarbonated alternative fuel, and marine diesel suitable for use by vessels on the St. Lawrence.

Through this bold initiative, Quebec could cut its greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by 40,000+ tonnes a year – a great example of marine industry players working together for a greener future!

The Montreal Port Authority has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2035 and, at the same time, to play a leading role in accelerating decarbonization of the logistics sector across Port territory by 2050.

July 10, 2023