Founded by the Swiss research institutes ETHZ, EPFL, PSI, Empa and Agroscope, ecoinvent is an internationally active not-for-profit association devoted to supporting high quality science-based environmental assessments. Its activities include publishing and maintaining the ecoinvent Database, which currently contains over 18’500 reliable life cycle inventory datasets covering a diverse range of sectors on a global level. The association works with policymakers, private enterprises, NGOs, and the academic community globally.


In welcoming ecoinvent, Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of the Center, said:


“This partnership is a major contribution to the mission we are on. ecoinvent is a world leader in the provision of environmental data, and our collaboration will accelerate the co-creation of data needed to support a sustainable energy transition in the shipping industry. This will also deepen our holistic understanding of how decarbonization solutions will impact on our climate and environment”.


In joining the Center, Nickolas Meyer, CEO of ecoinvent, said:


“ecoinvent is proud to partner with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping in the ambitious challenge to decarbonize the maritime industry. The Center has brought together a global cohort of strategic industry partners and expert knowledge partners to take on this challenge. ecoinvent welcomes the collaboration with the Center and our fellow partners and will support this grand scale endeavor by providing our world class life cycle data and expertise”.


About ecoinvent

ecoinvent is a not-for-profit association based in Zurich, Switzerland. It was founded 20 years ago by the Swiss research institutes ETHZ, EPFL, PSI, Empa and Agroscope. ecoinvent has a strong belief that people all around the world should have access to high-quality and affordable data for environmental assessments. The association works with policymakers, private enterprises, NGOs, and the academic community globally.


The ecoinvent database is used as a background in Life Cycle Assessment and other environmental assessments. ecoinvent also collaborates as a knowledge partner on initiatives aiming to promote good practices in the use of life cycle inventories. The ecoinvent database serves sustainability-orientated organizations to develop decisions and actions towards international sustainability goals.


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About the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping (MMMCZCS) is an independent, not-for-profit research and development center. We were established in 2020 with initial funding from the A.P. Moller Foundation. Our purpose is to guide and accelerate decarbonization of the global maritime industry.


This complex challenge requires unprecedented collaboration across sectors, industries, and geographies, so we work with partners, governments, authorities, public sector bodies, scientists, and organizations from across the maritime industry and around the globe.


We aim to inform, de-risk decision-making, and spark real climate action across the maritime industry. Our staff and partner secondees collect and assess data from our partners, academia, and commercial databases to support NavigaTE, our bottom-up techno-economic modeling tool. Our analyses are technology agnostic, and we have no vested interest in any specific decarbonization solution. We explore analyze free of commercial considerations and independent of partner strategies. As a result, we deliver independent analyses of how the transition is progressing and clear, data-driven recommendations for accelerating maritime decarbonization.


For the transition to happen, industry action and regulatory reform must go hand in hand. Therefore, we also use the knowledge we develop to inspire and push for a coordinated and collaborative effort from both public and private stakeholders among industry leaders, scientists, regulatory bodies, and opinion leaders.


We do much more than just model the transition and call for action – we help find solutions that can impact decarbonization. At the MMMCZCS, our experts and partner secondees work closely in integrated research project teams. Together, we are maturing solutions to the most pressing problems across the maritime value chain, from fuels to onboard solutions, regulations, and financing.


Strategic Partners to the Center include: Alfa Laval, American Bureau of Shipping, A.P. Moller – Maersk, bp, Cargill, CF Industries, Equinor, DP World, Hapag-Lloyd, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui, NORDEN, NYK Line, Rio Tinto, Royal Caribbean Group, Seaspan Corporation, Siemens Energy, Stolt Tankers, Sumitomo Corporation, Swire Group, Topsoe, TotalEnergies and V.Group.


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Media Contacts
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