International Maritime Organization supports hydrogen-based fuel
Ammonia and hydrogen are promising potential fuels of the future in a de-carbonized shipping industry. "We have to change to address global climate change," IMO's Edmund Hughes said.
International Maritime Organization (IMO) strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships include zero carbon fuels.
"We have to change to address global climate change. We have to find new technologies and new fuels if we are to achieve at least 50% reduction in annual GHG emissions from international shipping by 2050" Edmund Hughes from IMO stated.
For individual ships, the targets are suppossed to set an 85% reduction in CO2 emissions per ship.
The potential for hydrogen- and ammonia-based fuels to take over from fossil fuels for ship engines by 2050 was echoed by Tore Longva, Principal Consultant, DNV GL and Ms. Alexandra Ebbinghaus, Maritime Strategic Project Lead, Shell Trading and Chair, GloMEEP-Global Industry Alliance.
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