Sing Fuels hires chief sustainability and innovation officer
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Sing Fuels hires chief sustainability and innovation officer

Sing Fuels based in Singapore has launched its new Sustainability Desk that will offer a range of services to help ship owners and operators reduce their environmental impact. The company also announced the appointment of a chief sustainability and innovation officer, Mahesh Kumar. The new executive will lead the development of new and innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impact of shipping.

Kumar most recently led and grew EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an innovation cluster focused on building and accelerating deep-tech energy innovation capabilities in Singapore. He was also programme director at Energy Research Institute @ NTU, championing translation of deeptech sustainable technologies from the laboratory to the market. He is a board-level executive and innovator with a customer-focused approach, incorporating a deep knowledge of the start-up and innovation landscape. He has numerous years of experience in clean energy/sustainability technology translation across multiple industries and has facilitated innovation through multiple early and late-stage companies.

“We are proud to launch our Sustainability Desk and appoint a chief sustainability and innovation officer. Mahesh brings a wealth of experience that will help transform our Industry,” said Vikash Dhanuka, CEO of Sing Fuels. “We believe that it is our responsibility to support our customers in reducing their environmental impact, and we are committed to developing innovative solutions that make this possible. Our carbon trading desk is just the first step in our journey towards a more sustainable future for the maritime industry.”

Sing Fuels will further expand its growing portfolio of alternative-energy investments and initiatives as part of its sustainability efforts. The company continues to grow its partnership and investments in early-stage companies V-flow Tech, the premier Vanadium-based clean energy storage solutions in the world. Sing Fuels has engaged with V-Flow tech in a proof-of-concept effort powering up multiple villages in Africa, where energy and its continued availability have been scarce. 

“Our goal is to help the maritime industry reduce its environmental impact and make shipping more sustainable,” said Kumar. “We are excited to be at the forefront of this effort and look forward to working with our customers to achieve this goal.”