Baleària joins carbon credits programme

15 June 2015

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed up to AkzoNobel’s landmark carbon credits programme. The company has enrolled its passenger ferry Martin i Soler into the scheme, which financially rewards ship owners by enabling them to generate income in the form of carbon credits earned by reducing CO2 emissions.

The programme was developed in 2014 in conjunction with the Gold Standard Foundation. The Martin i Soler was converted from an existing silyl biocidal antifouling to Intersleek 1100SR in November 2013.

The vessel’s performance was monitored over the following 12 months and showed a 12% improvement in fuel efficiency. These fuel savings – which equate to a reduction of 15t of CO2/day – convinced Baleària to enrol the vessel into the carbon credits programme.

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