"Ships carry more than 80% of world trade, and they rely heavily on some of the
least environmentally friendly transportation fuels available.
There are no cheap, widely available solutions that can lower the shipping
industry’s planet-warming carbon emissions – in fact,shipping is considered one
of the hardest industries on the planet to decarbonize – but some exciting
innovations are being tested right now.
As a professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, I work on ship
propulsion and control systems, including electrification, batteries and fuel
cells. With attention focused on climate change this week as world leaders meet
at the G-7 summit and negotiators discuss shipping emissions at a meeting of
the U.N.‘s International Maritime Organization, let’s take a look at what’s
possible and some of the fuels and technologies that are likely to define the
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "should be a priority now"
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics