NYK to build a wood pellet-powered ship

Japanese shipping company NYK is developing a wood pellet-powered ship in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. The vessel, which will be built by Japan Marine United Corporation, is expected to be completed by 2026.

The wood pellet-powered ship will be equipped with a dual-fuel engine that can run on both diesel and ammonia. It will also feature a storage area for wood pellets, allowing it to operate on renewable energy sources.

NYK aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and the development of this wood pellet-powered ship is part of its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its fleet. The company plans to use the vessel to transport wood pellets from North America to Japan, contributing to the decarbonization of the shipping industry.