Meachers Global Logistics has joined The Solent Cluster, the first major decarbonisation initiative to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from industry, transportation and households across the Solent and the south coast of England.
The Solent Cluster is a cross-sector collaboration of international organisations with decades of proven expertise in carbon capture and storage and hydrogen technology, including manufacturers and engineering firms, regional businesses and industries, leading logistics and infrastructure operators, and academic institutions.
At the launch event, Meachers joined founding members the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), global energy provider ExxonMobil, and the University of Southampton. Each presented their vision for the Solent, including how it could secure existing jobs while also producing low-carbon fuels for industries such as maritime and aviation, as well as providing energy to heat homes, businesses, and public buildings. This effort could put the Solent at the forefront of low-carbon fuel production in the UK, contributing significantly to the country’s Net Zero ambitions by 2050. Every year, the project could capture approximately three million metric tonnes of CO2.
“We are delighted to show our support to The Solent Cluster by announcing our membership to this important partnership. We look forward to collaborating with fellow members to bring societal and environmental benefits to the Solent region and helping it become a major contributor to the UK’s Net Zero ambitions.” said Gary Whittle, commercial director of Meachers Global Logistics.