Cargill, Rainmaking and DNV GL launch second stage of CO2 Challenge
The CO2 Challenge was hitting its stride and moving into the second stage, the project partners Cargill, Rainmaking and DNV GL announced at the SMM trade fair. The CO2 Challenge looks to find and scale technologies capable of reducing vessel greenhouse gas emissions by ten per cent. The first in-person meetings with start-ups providing innovative technologies were conducted at the DNV GL stand, the company said in its press release.
Since the project was announced in June 2018, the CO2 Challenge has received some 70 applicants from 20 different countries; the scouting process uncovered a further 68 start-ups. The project team, which consists of representatives from DNV GL, Cargill and Rainmaking, are in the process of interviewing the applicants. The CO2 Challenge has received a wide variety of technical applications, including wind propulsion, engine optimization, digital, air lubrication, hull optimization and more.
The CO2 Challenge is still open to new applicants until 17 September 2018.