In Summary
  • Leftover dead fish from Norway's large fishing industry will be mixed with other organic waste to make a liquefied biogas.
  • The first biogas ship could be ready as soon as the end of next year.
  • Norway, which already has buses that run on biogas, has large fishing and forestry industries which produce vast amounts of organic waste.

Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten plans to use dead fish to power some of its ships, it said on Monday, as it seeks to reduce its pollution and climate change impact.

Leftover dead fish from Norway's large fishing industry will be mixed with other organic waste to make a liquefied biogas to be used instead of heavy fuel oil, said Hurtigruten, which runs cruises to the Arctic and Antarctica, among other locations.

"What others see as a problem, we see as a resource and a solution," the company's chief executive Daniel Skjeldam said.

"By introducing biogas as fuel for cruise ships, Hurtigruten will be the first cruise company to power ships with fossil-free fuel," he added.

The first biogas ship could be ready as soon as the end of next year, according to spokesman Rune Thomas Ege.

The company aims to have six of its 17 ships capable of using a combination of biogas, batteries and liquefied natural gas, the cleanest of fossil fuels, by 2021.

CLEAN FUEL

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