Canada Steamship Lines to introduce B-100 biodiesel on eight vessels

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Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) has partnered with Canada Clean Fuels to power eight of its Seawaymax self-unloading bulk carriers with North American-sourced B100 biodiesel. These vessels include CSL Laurentien, Baie Comeau, Rt. Hon Paul J. Martin, Spruceglen, CSL St-Laurent, CSL Assiniboine, CSL Welland, and Whitefish Bay. Since 2019, CSL has been testing biofuel’s effectiveness in reducing marine transportation emissions, potentially cutting over 80% of greenhouse gas emissions from well to wake. Biofuel, derived from waste plant material, is a drop-in fuel that requires no major modifications to ships or infrastructure. By December last year, CSL achieved a milestone in its Great Lakes biofuel program, logging 75,000 running hours on B100 biodiesel over four years, replacing 55,000 metric tonnes of fossil fuel and avoiding 156,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions.

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