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Navigate your business with sustainable solutions: MARITIME & SHIPPING DECARBONIZATION

The maritime sector transports +90% of global trade and emits around 3% of global emissions. We understand the challenges and opportunities inherent in decarbonizing the shipping sector. Our ready-to-market solutions are engineered to start reducing your emissions, saving on compliance costs starting today. Partnering with STRIVE by STX propels you toward a net-zero voyage, harnessing our expertise in environmental commodities and sustainable energy to steer a cleaner, greener future. 

Our offering

The maritime industry is undergoing rapid decarbonization, driven by regulations, customer demands, and climate goals. We have developed a comprehensive offering to support this shift:

Biofuel Solutions

Unlock access to a range of drop-in biofuel options across Europe. Elevate your business with sustainable marine fuels with tailored specifications or blends.

Renewable Gas Solutions

Access bioLNG  and procure biomethane certificates. We manage procurement, storage, transportation, and verification for your environmental performance.

Decarbonization Advisory

Start your decarbonization journey by understanding your carbon footprint. We assess your GHG emissions and assist in setting climate targets, such as Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) goals. Our expertise includes scenario modeling to help you meet these objectives effectively.

ETS Offering

Reduce your exposure to carbon risk. Vertis Environmental Finance can help you develop a compliance plan for the EU ETS, structure transactions and provide market insights that will help you understand and prepare for the different regulatory changes.

Benefits

Boost Profitability and Answer Consumer Demand

Offer a premium green shipping solution to your customers, aligning with the rising consumer demand for eco-friendly products and services. This strategic move enhances brand image and increases revenue.

Ensure Cost-Effective Compliance

Comply with regulations, like Fuel EU Maritime, and optimize your exposure to EU & UK Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) while reducing EUA procurement costs.

Ensure Resilience and Competitiveness

Building expertise in low-carbon fuels today ensures agility in adapting to future changes. It ensures resilience and maintains your competitiveness in a rapidly evolving industry.

WE CAN ASSIST YOU ON THE WHOLE JOURNEY TO ACHIEVE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS. BEGIN YOUR PATH TO NET-ZERO TODAY.

FAQ

  • What are the main sources of GHG emissions in the shipping and maritime sector?
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    The main sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the shipping and maritime sector are fuel combustion and refrigerant leakage. Fuel combustion accounts for about 90% of the emissions, mainly from heavy fuel oil, marine diesel oil, and liquefied natural gas. Refrigerant leakage accounts for about 10% of the emissions, mainly from hydrofluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons.
  • How can biofuels and renewable gas help decarbonize the shipping and maritime sector?
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    Biofuels can help decarbonize the shipping and maritime sector by replacing fossil fuels. Biofuels can be used for road, rail, air, and marine transport, and can be blended with fossil fuels or used as a standalone fuel. By switching to biofuels, the shipping and maritime sector can reduce its scope 1 emissions.  
  • What are the main types of carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies for the shipping and maritime sector?
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    The main types of carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies for the shipping and maritime sector are onboard capture, shore-based capture, and direct air capture. Onboard capture involves separating carbon dioxide from the exhaust gas on the ship, and storing it in tanks or containers until it can be offloaded at the port. Shore-based capture involves separating carbon dioxide from the exhaust gas at the port, and transporting it to a utilization or storage site. Direct air capture involves capturing carbon dioxide directly from the ambient air, either on the ship or at the port. The captured carbon dioxide can then be utilized for various purposes, such as enhanced oil recovery, chemical production, or carbon mineralization, or stored in geological formations, such as depleted oil and gas fields, saline aquifers, or coal seams.
  • Is shipping covered by the EU ETS?
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    As of January 1, 2024, the shipping sector, and most specifically ship operators operating in European ports and meeting certain requirements, is obliged to acquire an emission allowance for each ton of CO2 emitted.
  • Why does Vertis Environmental Finance deal with EU ETS?
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    Vertis is the dedicated arm of the STX group for the European compliance carbon markets (EU ETS, UK ETS, Swiss ETS, German ETS). Emission Allowances in most of these markets are considered a financial instrument and therefore regulated by the financial authorities. Vertis is among the few players in the market with a dedicated license to trade these assets.