The latest news on one of the industry's hottest topics: improving the sustainability of boating through more eco-friendly products, by reducing the impact of manufacturing, encouraging more recycling, and preserving the natural resources recreational boating depends on.


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Elan partners with Oceanvolt

IBI , by Neil Eaves

Slovenian and Finnish companies team up to create full range of electric yachts

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Norwegian company develops larger fuel cells for yacht applications

IBI , by Dag Pike

TECO 2030’s 400kW fuel cell is currently undergoing type-approval

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Dutch invest €91m to make inland shipping more sustainable

IBI , by Robert Wielaard

On January 1, IMO rules on reducing NOx emissions took effect for all large vessels


Biden initial environmental policy has minimal impact on boating

IBI , by Tony Esposito

The NMMA ended 2020 with significant momentum on the federal level, which members were hoping to build on in 2021

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New Volvo business to accelerate electrification

New business area, Volvo Engery, will provide batteries and charging solutions to other Volvo Group divisions and offer refurbished used batteries to external customes. The new business will also be responsible for hydrogen infrastructure solutions for fuel cell electric vehicles


Norwegian boat share company introduces first high-speed electric boat for the masses

IBI , by Lars-Åke Redéen

Kruser’s Hydrolift E-22 has been adapted to fit Evoy’s electric outboard

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Ferretti Group puts sustainability top of the agenda

Italian boatbuilder takes a look at the economic, environmental and social impacts produced by its activities in local areas

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EBI teams up with The SeaCleaners to combat plastic pollution, raise awareness

The EU estimates plastic pollution in Europe will cause damage of some €22bn between now and 2030


Mercury Marine installs solar array at global HQ

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corp, today announced the installation of its first array of photovoltaic solar panels to be put to use at its world headquarters campus in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.


"World’s first 100% electric charter fleet” launches in Norway

Slovenia’s Greenline Yachts has teamed up with Canal Boats Telemark AS in Norway, W-Yachts and Torqeedo to create what it describes as the “first 100% electric charter fleet in the world”.

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Volvo joins with multi-national giants on hydrogen push

Oil companies Shell and OMV to collaborate with truck makers Volvo Group, Daimler and IVECO on the roll-out of zero-emission hydrogen-based trucking and fueling stations on a mass scale across Europe

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Volvo Penta and Amer Yachts collaborate in sustainability initiative

Reducing underwater noise is a key objective in developing sustainability for yachts and the results of a new independent study carried out by Amer Yachts were last week presented to Volvo Penta as part of their joint initiative on sustainability. The results presentation was made during the Nobel Week events ...

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At METSTRADE, industry is urged to craft sustainable energy agenda

Vienna Eleuteri, a leading force in the search for more sustainable boating, says the global sector must take the lead in setting green goals for itself before lawmakers or public opinion do so.

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Toyota establishes new European Fuel Cell Business Group to stimulate growth in hydrogen tech

IBI , by Neil Eaves

To maximise the opportunities for hydrogen in Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) has established a Fuel Cell Business Group to oversee its hydrogen activities across the region.



>> Read more about the industry's latest sustainability initiatives in the Feb-Mar issue of IBI.