Leading scrubber supplier Yara Marine Technologies is taking its first steps to diversify into a greener maritime strategy with the launch of a start-up accelerator scheme next week.

The accelerator will be part of a shift by the Norwegian company, which has delivered more than 300 marine scrubbers, to move into sustainable shipping technologies beyond selling exhaust gas cleaning systems.

Yara Marine manager for marine strategy and business development, Thomas Eik Gabestad, told TradeWinds the Yara Marine X accelerator programme will be the first public step in the company’s shift to broaden its product portfolio.