Alfa Laval will head the development initiative, with the aim to find scalable solutions for non-carbon fuels for the shipping industry.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) targets a 50% reduction of vessel-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Today, global shipping accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions, a share which is estimated to increase in the coming decades (as other industries tackle climate emissions). To achieve the long-term target of decarbonisation the industry must shift towards new fuel types and technologies.
To accelerate the development of viable technologies, a coordinated effort within applied research is needed across the entire supply chain. The project, `SOFC4Maritime', will target utilisation of future green fuels - such as ammonia, hydrogen or bio-methane - for power production onboard marine vessels.
"Addressing shipping's environmental challenges - and climate change in particular - will require a diverse range of strong technologies. By partnering with fellow marine industry experts, we can investigate the possibilities and bring them to fruition in time to make a difference," said Sameer Kalra, President of the Marine Division.
Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/clean-fuels/19012021/alfa-laval-joins-project-to-accelerate-marine-industry-decarbonisation/