Toyota has been participating in the Energy Observer project from the beginning, supporting the use of hydrogen, in line with its Environmental Challenge 2050 which represents the company’s green and sustainable ambitions.
The Cabinet of South Korea has approved a motion based on nurturing industries for eco-friendly vessels, in order to deal easier with the strict IMO 2020 regulations and reduce the shipping emissions. Namely, the trade ministry reported that would force a set of measure, to spread and boost the development and supply of such ships.
Port of Rotterdam recently informed that along with 17 collaborators inked a declaration of intent to allow transport by water, road and train through the Rhine-Alpine corridor based on hydrogen. The port is a participant is this initiative under the name RH2INE (Rhine Hydrogen Integration Network of Excellence).
The technology group Wärtsilä along with the Norwegian company Aasen Shipping, came in an agreement for the construction and supply of the world’s first hybrid powered self-discharging bulk carrier. Namely, Wärtsilä will provide its design and supply hybrid systems for the vessels.
In line with an increased shift to environmentally-friendly solutions as a pathway to decarbonization, ClassNK announced it is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA), which is working to promote wind as a viable propulsion option for commercial vessels.
Port of Oostende came in an agreement with DEME Concessions and PMV to construct an offshore wind-powered hydrogen plant until 2025. Through their operational plant, collaborators goal to produce green hydrogen as an energy source for electricity, transport, heat and fuel purposes and as a raw material for industrial purposes.
During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, highlighted the challenges the planet faces today and stated that climate change is running faster than the people trying to tackle it.
Equinor inked an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore concerning the modification of the Viking Energy supply vessel which will be fuelled by carbon-free ammonia and will transport supplies to installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
Climate change-driven sea level rise could force about 13 million people, in the US alone, to relocate to inland cities by 2100, spurring more competition for jobs and more pressure on infrastructure networks, a new study by the University of South California has found.
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