Ferry operator Stena Line converts ship to allow it to run on methanol in pilot project

March 30, 2015 5:07 PM

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HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry.

The company said the Stena Germanica re-entered service on March 26 to operate between Kiel, Germany, and Goteborg, on Sweden's southwestern coast, after a conversion that cost 22 million euros ($24 million.)

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