Gold Standard Foundation News

07 Sep 2016

AkzoNobel Launches Biocide-free Fouling Control Coating

Switching to more sustainable shipping has been made easier for ship owners and operators following the launch of Intersleek 1000, a new biocide-free fouling control coating developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business. Offering fuel and CO2 savings of up to 6 percent*, the new product – part of the company’s International range – is the first fouling control coating to be based on Lanion technology. The patented technology incorporates bio-renewable raw material that helps to deliver enhanced vessel performance, so that hulls coated with Intersleek 1000 maintain an ultra-smooth surface, reducing drag and lowering fuel consumption and emissions.

23 Jun 2016

AkzoNobel Wins Major Environmental Award

Mike Winter accepting award on behalf of AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel’s pioneering methodology for rewarding ship owners who use sustainable hull coatings has been named Environmental Leader Product of the Year for 2016. The award recognizes the introduction of the shipping industry’s first carbon credits methodology, which was developed by the company’s Marine Coatings business. Launched in 2014 in conjunction with The Gold Standard Foundation and Fremco Group, the scheme is based on ship owners converting existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling system to a premium…

11 May 2016

World First: Greek Ship Owner Awarded Carbon Credits

Carlos Soler, AkzoNobel’s Business Director for Southern and Eastern Europe (left) presenting 13,735 carbon credits to Costas Mitropoulos Neda Maritime Co Ltd’s Technical Director (Photo: AkzoNobel)

Neda Maritime Agency, a  Greek tanker and bulker owner, has reportedly become the world’s first ship owner to be awarded carbon credits through a methodology developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business. A total of 13,375 carbon credits, potentially worth around $60,000, have been presented to Neda Maritime via the program. Launched in 2014, it is reported to be the first scheme of its kind that financially rewards ship owners for using sustainable hull coatings that improve operational efficiencies and reduce emissions.

24 Feb 2016

First Issue of Carbon Credits from Intersleek Technology

Carbon Credits Photo AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has announced the issue of more than 126,000 carbon credits worth more than $500,000 – the first to be awarded under the company’s landmark scheme for the shipping industry – which was developed in conjunction with the Gold Standard Foundation and the Fremco Group. Launched in 2014, the award-winning program rewards ship owners who convert existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling to a premium, biocide-free advanced hull coating such as AkzoNobel’s Intersleek –part of its International® brand – which is proven to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

06 Jul 2015

AkzoNobel’s Carbon Credits Methodology Wins Award

Trevor Solomon (Photo: AkzoNobel)

AkzoNobel’s landmark carbon credits methodology for the shipping industry has won the Best Offsetting Project award in the 2015 Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings. Based on nominations from leading stakeholders within the voluntary carbon markets, the prominent award recognizes the efforts of AkzoNobel and development partners The FReMCo Group and The Gold Standard Foundation. The first of its kind within the shipping industry, the carbon credits methodology is based on ship owners converting existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling system to a premium…

24 Apr 2015

Spanish Ferry Operator Enrolls in Carbon Credits Program

Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed up to AkzoNobel’s carbon credits program. The company has enrolled its passenger ferry Martin i Soler into the scheme, which financially rewards ship owners by enabling them to generate income in the form of carbon credits earned by reducing CO2 emissions. The landmark program was developed in 2014 in conjunction with the Gold Standard Foundation. It is based on ship owners converting existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling system to a premium, biocide-free advanced hull coating such as Intersleek, part of AkzoNobel’s International  line of marine coatings. Intersleek products are proven to reduce fuel consumption, and hence reduce CO2 emissions.

01 Sep 2014

Panama Canal Generates VER Carbon Credits

Forest plantlings: Image ACP

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) informs it has certified Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) or carbon credits, within the framework of the Sustainable Forest Cover Establishment Project in the Canal Watershed. The VERs are available under the financial service provider MARKIT Registry, the main global platform for management of carbon credits. These credits are based in the agroforestry, silvopastoral and reforestation activities in 2,458 hectares of the Panama Canal Watershed…

01 May 2014

Making Coatings Pay Twice Over: Joint Eco-Initiative

Image courtesy of AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business, supplier of International advanced hull coatings and The Gold Standard Foundation draw attention to a new and unique marine-based methodology to reward the improved fuel efficiency of ships within the international maritime industry. Certification by The Gold Standard for the first of its kind, peer-reviewed methodology will allow ships to generate carbon credits, thus income, for the CO2 emission reductions they achieve. The methodology is based on ship owners and operators converting existing vessels from a biocidal antifouling system to a premium…

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