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Emissions from cruise ships in Norwegian Fjords


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The Norwegian Parliament has adopted a resolution to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the Norwegian world heritage fjords as soon as technically possible and no later than 2026.
I do understand that Hurtigruten will operate Norway coastal ships on a combination of biogas, LNG and battery packs to meet these requirements already by January 2021 - do you think it will impact legislation and implementation of emission free sailings earlier that 2026?
Can you also touch on your plans for powering your coastal ships with liquefied biogas produced from dead fish?

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@hallasm, thank you for your interest in protecting our Norwegian Fjords! While it’s hard to predict the impact on any legislation, here at Hurtigruten, we intend to be a leader in setting a new standard for the global cruise industry. This means we’ll promote sustainability and champion the protection of oceans and fjords. Yes, powering cruise ships with dead fish grabbed some headlines recently; liquefied biogas, or LBG, is a fossil-free, renewable gas produced from dead fish but also from other organic waste. In Norway, we have a steady volume of organic waste, and biogas is the greenest fuel in shipping. By introducing biogas, Hurtigruten will be the first cruise operator to power ships with fossil-free fuel. Certainly, our hope is for other cruise companies to follow our lead!

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