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Mr. Kristjan Loftsson

Chief Executive Officer

Hvalu

Hvalu

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Corporate Social Responsibility

www.sustainablebusinesstoolkit.com [cached]

Kristján Loftsson, chief executive at the Icelandic

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Kristján Loftsson, chief executive at the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur, calls his mixture of fin whale oil a “green biofuel� and claims it to be a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional sources of fuel. Loftsson melts down the blubber from slaughtered fin whales to create a blend of diesel fuel and whale oil. This mixture is then used to power the boats that kill even more fin whales. Loftsson claims that this process is additionally friendly to the environment as the fat from the fin whale carcasses is rendered into oil using renewable geothermal heat sourced from Iceland’s volcanic vents. According to the Times, Loftsson calls this the world’s “greenest� marine biofuel.
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With only 110,000 fin whales left worldwide and whalers such as Loftsson continuing this practice in outrageously unsustainable ways, it begs the question: Is the IWC really doing enough to enforce such regulations?


Economy

www.sustainablebusinesstoolkit.com [cached]

Kristján Loftsson, chief executive at the Icelandic

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Kristján Loftsson, chief executive at the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur, calls his mixture of fin whale oil a “green biofuel� and claims it to be a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional sources of fuel. Loftsson melts down the blubber from slaughtered fin whales to create a blend of diesel fuel and whale oil. This mixture is then used to power the boats that kill even more fin whales. Loftsson claims that this process is additionally friendly to the environment as the fat from the fin whale carcasses is rendered into oil using renewable geothermal heat sourced from Iceland’s volcanic vents. According to the Times, Loftsson calls this the world’s “greenest� marine biofuel.
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With only 110,000 fin whales left worldwide and whalers such as Loftsson continuing this practice in outrageously unsustainable ways, it begs the question: Is the IWC really doing enough to enforce such regulations?


According to Whale and Dolphin ...

marinesciencetoday.com [cached]

According to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Hvalur's managing director Kristjan Loftsson says the return of the meat is "not the end of the world."


Kristján Loftsson, ...

www.oceancare.org [cached]

Kristján Loftsson, Hvalur's multi-millionaire executive director, is also chairman of the board of Iceland's leading seafood company HB Grandi, which is exhibiting at SENA 2016.


Whale and Dolphin Conservation | New Bedford Whaling Museum Blog

whalingmuseumblog.org [cached]

Their CEO, Kristjan Loftsson, is a veteran of the whaling industry, having started as an observer on his father's whale ships in 1956. In a June 2010 story, published by Google News and AFP (and posted on our Bulletin Board that month), he made his attitude towards whales quite clear while in attendance at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Morocco.

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Mr. Loftsson's claim that this new fuel mix should be considered a green biofuel is ludicrous.

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