Tyne Port aims to cut 700 tonnes of CO2
Electrification of the current Liebherr mobile port crane and diesel-powered Drax Hoppers from Port of Tyne used to handle bulk material will help the port remove 700 tons of CO2 emissions in one year.
These two projects aim to reduce the diesel consumption of the port by enough 260K liters to power over 80 UK homes for a year.
The activities are part of the ambitious net zero roadmaps of Tyne 2050 for Port of Tyne to become carbon free by 2030 and for an all-electric port by 2040.
Port of Tyne has also invested in a new fleet of electric cars, in buildings and assets with LED lighting, in smart energy control meters, and is assessing the potential for warehouse building installation of solar panels.
Tyne Clean Energy ParkElectri has also been launched by Port of Tyne to provide a flexible strategic base for the increasingly growing renewable energy market in the North East.
“We welcome the government’s allocation of £20m to help the maritime sector adopt clean energy and have made significant progress in this direction. To date, we have invested £2 million into clean energy projects, we have cut emissions to improve local air quality and launched a new clean energy business park for the renewable energy supply chain,” commented Matt Beeton, CEO at the Port of Tyne.
Maritime Business World