The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) signed a cooperation and development agreement with Toronot-based Greenfield Global, which specializes in the production of biofuels, to identify, conceive and implement innovative green energy solutions, including green hydrogen, ethanol and methanol.
A working committee has been set up to oversee the development and implementation of these new energy solutions for current and future MPA activities as well as those of MPA partners and the marine industry.
In recent years, the Port of Montreal has taken several actions to significantly reduce its GHG emissions. It has rolled out more than 20 shore power connection points where wintering and cruise ships can plug in dockside; a fleet of fully hybrid service vehicles; a liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling solution; and next-generation low-GHG emitting locomotives.
These various initiatives and those of its partners, who since 1993 have been bound to comply with environment clauses in their leases, have enabled the MPA to reduce GHG emissions specific to its own activities by 25% since 2007 and to lower the intensity of GHG emissions by 22% between 2010 and 2017 for all activities on Port territory in Montreal and Contrecœur.