ABS and DOE Sign MOU to Collaborate on Clean Energy Development and Maritime Decarbonization Research

ABS and DOE | Advancing Clean Energy in the Maritime Sector

(HOUSTON) ABS and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have inked a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) that calls for cooperation on clean energy development in the maritime sector and decarbonisation of maritime operations.

The purpose of the agreement between ABS and the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to combine the knowledge and skills of both companies to promote emissions reduction programs that will benefit the marine sector.

Through this new partnership, ABS and the DOE will be able to leverage each other’s extensive expertise and complementary skills to advance the implementation of important clean energy programs. According to Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman and CEO of ABS, “We combine the special expertise and assets of two mission-driven organizations to support the maritime clean energy transition in the United States and influence international maritime decarbonisation strategy in the public interest.”

According to Michael Berube, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainable Transportation and Fuels at EERE for DOE, “we need to ensure we are receptive to new information in this ever-changing landscape as we move to fully decarbonize the global maritime sector by 2050.” Through open communication, information exchange, and cooperative research on U.S. maritime transportation decarbonisation initiatives, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DOE and ABS will advance clean energy development and the decarbonisation of the maritime industry.

A variety of technical advice exchanges, action plans for maritime decarbonisation, ABS support for U.S. delegations on zero emission shipping and other maritime decarbonisation activities, and national and international maritime policy are the target areas for partnership.

About ABS

ABS is dedicated to establishing benchmarks for safety and superiority in design and construction. It is a prominent worldwide supplier of classification and technical consulting services to the maritime and offshore sectors. With an emphasis on the safe and useful application of advanced technology and digital solutions, ABS collaborates with clients and the industry to create precise and affordable compliance, enhanced performance, and operational efficiency for maritime and offshore assets.


The goal of DOE EERE is to expedite research, development, demonstration, and implementation of technologies and solutions to ensure that America achieves net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050. Additionally, the organization seeks to ensure that the clean energy economy benefits all Americans by creating well-paying jobs for those affected by the energy transition as well as those who have historically been underserved by the energy system and burdened by pollution In the maritime sector, EERE conducts research, development, demonstration, and deployment efforts related to renewable energy and sustainable transportation and fuels.

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