Funds available for green transport ideas
The Orcelle Fund is looking for new ideas to financially support, hoping to make ‘green’ sea transport a reality.
The Orcelle Fund is a grant-awarding body that provides seed capital for high-risk development projects for alternative maritime energy sources and energy-efficient technology.
Over the years, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has established a leadership role within the global shipping, logistics and supply chain management industry, thanks to its forward-thinking environmental policy and programs.
The company is an independent provider of global factory-to-dealer transport solutions for the automotive, agricultural and construction equipment industries.
WWL also specialises in transporting complicated project cargo such as rail cars, power generators, mining equipment, and yachts.
WWL employs 3,000 people and operates around 60 modern eco-friendly ships, serving 20 trade routes to six continents. It transports 4 million vehicles annually: two million by sea and two million by land.
In 2007, the company launched the Orcelle Fund, a grant-awarding body that will provide seed capital for high-risk development projects for alternative maritime energy sources and energy-efficient technology.
Vision and mission
The Orcelle Fund seeks to bring innovative ideas for maritime renewable energy sources to the global forefront and to develop the energy-efficient technologies that hold the promise of future commercial viability.
The fund builds upon the vision and values of the E/S Orcelle, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ visionary concept car carrier with a ‘zero emissions’ capability that carries no ballast water on board.
Unveiled at the World Expo 2005 in Japan, the E/S Orcelle was designed for the year 2025 using only renewable energy sources, including the sun, wind and waves as well as fuel cell technology, to meet all its propulsion and onboard power requirements.
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