SALMO project to focus on marine fuels
Updated: Sep 3, 2020
Green Fuels Research is leading the SALMO project, which will demonstrate the use of waste from fish farming to produce sustainable marine fuel.
A Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) initiative supported by the U.K. Department for Transport, SALMO will convert waste biomass from salmon farming into drop-in fuels suitable for use in marine diesel engines.
"Shipping accounts for 3 percent of all CO2 emissions," said Paul Hilditch, chief operating officer of Green Fuels Research. "And this is a sector which is going to find it hard to decarbonize without sustainable liquid fuels." Use of waste ensures that the fuel is highly sustainable and fully biogenic.
SALMO is a collaboration between Green Fuels Research, the University of Cardiff and London South Bank University.