Ambuja Cement introduces green fuel on captive ships

Ambuja Cement has successfully completed sea trials of using soya extract-based biofuel in two of its cement carriers — Ambuja Mukund and Ambuja Vaibhav. Switching to bio-diesel will reduce CO2 emissions from shipping lines by 25 per cent, which in turn will strengthen India’s ability to deliver on its commitment made under the Paris Accord. This makes Ambuja Cement not just the first Indian company to move towards the decarbonisation of the country’s coastal shipping lines but also advancing its focus on two of its strategic priorities: innovation and sustainability.

“Our efforts in introducing green fuel in our ships will significantly contribute towards the reduction of GHG emissions that will help achieve our parent LafargeHolcim’s sustainability vision of net zero pledge 2030,” said Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India for LafargeHolcim and Managing Director & CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd.