Cruise Line Will Fuel Ships With Dead Fish

Imagine you're on a cruise, chillin' on the top deck sun lounging. You have your sunscreen on and sunglasses over your eyes, soaking up the sun. You sniff the air, you smell something weird. What is it? Is that dead fish? You take another whiff. It's definitely the smell of dead fish. But it's no from the ocean, oh no. The smell is from the ship.

A Norwegian cruise line has come up with a new way to power their ships. Instead of relying on fossil fuels, Hurtigruten will soon power their cruise ships using dead fish. Yes, really.

But it’s not like they’ll be dumping a bunch of dead fish into a fuel tank and calling it a day, the ships will use a renewable gas produced from dead fish and other types of organic waste, called liquefied biogas (LBG). The company is aiming to have at least six of their cruise ships running on a combination of the biogas, battery bags and liquefied natural gas (LNG) by 2021.

 

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