Green Hydrogen for Shipping

Powering the global maritime sector with Green Hydrogen

Green Hydrogen fuel cells provide a compact storage solution to the packaging constraints onboard ships, whilst also lowering the harmful emissions emitted from the shipping industry.

Atmospheric emissions from the maritime sector far exceed those of the road transport sector.

Fortunately ships can be fuelled directly with hydrogen, or alternatively it can be used as a feedstock for producing green liquid fuels. Short-range hydrogen boats and ferries are currently being demonstrated, while multi-MW fuel cells and large scale hydrogen production facilities are being developed to facilitate zero-emission ocean going ships. 

Because of packaging constraints onboard ships, it is likely that some types will be fuelled by hydrogen while others will be fuelled by a liquid fuel synthesised from green hydrogen (e.g. synthetic natural gas, diesel, ammonia).

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