Minister Kyllönen inaugurated first bio-oil powered ship

(press release 6/6/2012 from Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications)

The Finnish Minister of Transport Merja Kyllönen inaugurated Gaiamare Ltd's new multipurpose deck cargo vessel at a ceremony held in Turku on 5 June. The ship, with its length of 105 metres and width of 19 metres, became the world's largest vessel designed to use environmentally friendly bio-oils as fuel.

Gaiamare's cargo vessel is powered by low-carbon engines designed to use bio-oils as fuel. In the planning process, effort was made to reduce the ship's adverse effects on the environment, to improve maritime safety and to boost energy-efficiency.

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Uppdated: 2012-06-06
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