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Coalition for the energy of the future

11 major international companies join forces to accelerate the energy transition in transport and logistics

6 FACCI Members (Amazon Web ServicesCMA CGM Group, Credit Agricole CIB, EngieMichelin, Schneider Electric) joined 5 other companies to form an international coalition.

The Coalition aims to accelerate the development of energy sources and technologies to address the challenges posed by sustainable mobility in the transport and logistics industry by reducing emissions, fighting global warming and protecting biodiversity.

The 11 existing members are pooling their expertise in pursuit of three key goals to achieve genuine technological breakthroughs with tangible results by 2030:

  • Unlock a more extensive portfolio of clean energy sources,
  • Lower energy consumption per kilometer-equivalent of goods transported,
  • Eliminate a substantial proportion of emissions linked to transport and logistics.

The dilemma of our modern world is to find a compromise between the implementation of sustainable mobility with the social stake of territorial development and the necessity for reducing emissions, fighting global warming and protecting biodiversity.

"We are all fully mobilized to produce concrete short, medium-and-long-term solutions." Rodolphe SAADE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group

9 projects for the energy transition in transport and logistics

Over the past few months, the Coalition has established nine working groups with several dozen participants to devise nine concrete projects that will help shape the energy sources of the future:

  • Develop green hydrogen procurement solutions
  • Develop biofuels,
  • Expand the use of biogas and synthetic gases,
  • Replace fossil fuels with green energy,
  • Launch zero-emission vehicle pilot projects before 2022,
  • Create a digital door-to-door route planning system that calculates the option with the lowest environmental impact,
  • Optimize the operational management and loading to step up the energy efficiency of each ton carried,
  • Make multimodal platforms more environmentally friendly for logistics applications,
  • Consolidate methods used to measure the impact of energy transition projects in transport and logistics.

"The coalition we are launching today is proof that solutions are within reach if we work in a coordinated manner and across the entire value chain. Tomorrow, they will be an asset for our companies and for the economy as a whole." Jean-Pierre CLAMADIEU, Chairman of the Board of Engie

This coalition founded in 2019 has received the support of French President Emmanuel Macron.

The first conclusions will take place at the IUCN World Conservation Congress.

 


Source: Press Release

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