Invitation for workshop on sustainable fuels

We hereby cordially invite you to participate in one of two workshops conducted within the Green Fuel Validation Platform under ShippingLab. The objective of these workshops is to assemble an international group of leading shipping industry figures for a discussion on how we address the challenges facing the adoption of sustainable fuel solutions in the maritime sector.

What is the Green Fuel Validation Platform ?
The Green Fuel Validation Platform is a non-profit initiative, which is hosted by ShippingLab and supported by the Danish Maritime Fund. The goal of the platform is to establish a permanent facility for validating emerging, sustainable fuel solutions for use in an international, maritime context.

Behind the validation platform is a number of important stakeholders, namely Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Alfa Laval, MAN Energy Solutions, DS Norden and A.P. Møller–Maersk and the supplier of biofuel MASH Energy.

Read more about the platform here.

The purpose of the workshops
In the workshops we will endeavor to map the challenges faced in the adoption of new sustainable fuels – as seen from the perspective of different groups of stakeholders (see table below). Based on this, key “validation points” are to be determined for prospective fuels.

Using the inputs from the workshops, the Green Fuel Validation Platform will start work on establishing validation facilities that can aid in accelerating qualification of- and time to market for green fuel solutions.


Date and venue for workshops


Workshop Stakeholder group Date
1 Shipowners, maritime authorities, trading entities, refineries, and labs 22nd of September 2021
from 8:00 AM to 12:20 AM
2 Solution- and infrastructure providers, fuel producers and fuel production technology owners 29th of September 2021
from 8:00 AM to 12:20 AM


The workshops will be held at the Technical University of Denmark in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.


The workshops will all follow the same agenda:

08.00 Arrive / coffee
08.15 General introduction to the Green Fuel Validation Platform
08.20 Intro to Technical validation points
08.25 Discussion on Technical validation points
09.10 Break
09.20 Intro to Economic validation points
09.25 Discussion on Economic validation points
10.10 Break
10.20 Intro to Compliance validation points
10.25 Discussion on Compliance validation points
11.10 Break
11.20 Into to Sustainability validation points
11.25 Discussion on Sustainability validation points
12.10 Summary and next steps
12.20 Drinks and snack food

Sign up:

If you wish to participate in a workshop, please contact Magnus Gary at


If you are travelling from abroad, there are many options for accommodation in the area, including the Scandic Eremitage and Zleep Hotel Lyngby.

Any questions or requests should be directed to project manager Jakob Bejbro Andersen of MASH Energy. His email is

Facts about ShippingLab

ShippingLab is a joint industry initiative aimed at developing Danish competences in the fields of digitalization, autonomous shipping and environment-friendly technology.

The steering committee behind ShippingLab consists of Logimatic, MAN Energy Solutions, Maersk Tankers, Technical University of Denmark, FORCE Technology, Danish Maritime, Danish Shipping and Danish Maritime Authority.

ShippingLab consists of three focal areas

  • Digital Ship Operations
  • Autonomy
  • Decarbonizarion

ShippingLab aims to function as a catalyst for subsequent work in the fields of maritime research, development and innovation.

ShippingLab is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark, The Danish Maritime Fund, Orient’s Fund and Lauritzen Fonden. In addition, the project partners’ contributions will be self-financed.

The total budget is app. DKK 90m (€ 12m).