Maria StrandesenSenior Innovation Portfolio Manager, Technical Innovation, Future Solutions at Maersk A/S
Cand.Scient in Environmental Chemistry. Experienced in life cycle assessments, and evaluation of the human and eco-toxicological impacts of chemicals in consumer products. Previously Head of Innovation at FORCE Technology (engineering consultancy within the oil and gas sector). Currently Senior Innovation Portfolio Manager at A.P. Moller – Maersk, with two main responsibilities. One being managing the portfolio of activities APMM is engaged in with the aim of identifying which new fuel to bet on when converting the fleet of 750 vessels into carbon neutrality. Second responsibility is heading up APMMs own initiative on developing a new fuel together with University of Copenhagen – a fuel called LEO, which consists of 50 % alcohol (either ethanol or methanol) and 50% lignin.