Fossil Free Marine today revealed that it has applied for patent and design protection for what the company characterizes as a world-first concept – a crewless floating marine fuel station for sustainable fuels.
Fossil Free states the idea was developed over many years and is based on unique environmental and risk evaluations and certifications completed by a well-known worldwide certifying authority.
The Fossil Free Marine was founded in 2019 to facilitate sustainable boating on a global scale through infrastructure solutions that enable the distribution of renewable drop-in biofuels in a financially viable, safe, and environmentally friendly manner, as well as marine superchargers for fast charging future electric boats.
“Our game-changing solution catapults the maritime industry into the twenty-first century,” says Karl-Oskar Tjernström, co-founder and CEO of Fossil Free Marine. “It incorporates technologies previously available only in the most advanced land-based fuel distribution infrastructure.” “When scaled up, our innovative marine fuel station will bridge the gap between providers of contemporary renewable drop-in biofuels and boaters seeking to minimize their climate impact significantly,” he concluded.
The first and second units, which are slated to be manufactured and installed in prominent sites near downtown Stockholm in the second and third quarters of 2022, are partially sponsored by Swedish government investment incentives. The funding program, dubbed KlimatKlivet (“The Climate Leap”), is intended to cover “incremental expenditures linked with renewable fuel supply.”