French shipping major CMA CGM, technology giant Microsoft, Japanese player NYK Line and the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, are among the 11 new members to have joined The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led coalition working to enable the global energy transition through hydrogen.
Shipping is experiencing increasing pressure to decarbonize its operations and to reduce emissions to air. In April 2018, the IMO adopted an ambitious GHG reduction strategy, aiming to reduce with at least 50% total GHG emissions from shipping by 2050. As it is expected, such an unprecedented change, poses challenges for a range of stakeholders, from ship owners, to ship builders, designers, and fuel suppliers financiers and policy makers.
The US Department of Energy (DoE) announced a $64 million funding for a total of 18 projects to support the [email protected] vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and use.
The European Commission has awarded 0.5 million euros in funding for further research to the RH2INE partnership. The project regards the transport of cargo with hydrogen-powered inland vessels along the freight corridor between Rotterdam and Genoa.
A British start-up named Steamology is aiming to bring steam back to maritime. Nevertheless, instead of burning coals, the steam will now be generated by burning pure oxygen and hydrogen.
Ricardo along with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) joined forces to support a new solar powered hydrogen production facility on the Isle of Wight.
Following months of negotiations, Germany’s cabinet adopted its national green hydrogen strategy on Wednesday. The move should help the country to bring about a lower carbon economy.
In light of the COVID-19 crisis and the economic impacts that has brought, Germany as part of its pandemic recovery plan aims to boost green shipping practices.
Shipowners believe that ammonia and hydrogen are the most attractive fuel options for the long term, according to an ABS survey.
Decarbonization has been a major issue of discussion; Now, a new paper highlights that two potential low-emission fuels for long distance international shipping could be hydrogen (H2) and ammonia (NH3).
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