Shipping is going zero emissions … again.

We attend green-tech shipping conferences worldwide with the same people discussing the same topics with very little progress, still holding their cards tight, and it will bring us nowhere in reducing the overall CO2 emissions. The same goes for any production and upscaling of biofuels and alternative fuels as long as green electricity is a scarce resource. Focusing on minor optimisations to improve the efficiency and other fossil fuels or energy-intensive biofuels will not impact the fact that shipping continuously adds 2-3% annually to its CO2 emission.
To meet the targets, shipping needs many zero-emission ships in service within the next decade.

Shipping is needed

We need to provide sustainable and affordable transport options for all near coastal communities if we are to provide food and water, and energy for the megacities and reduce the speed of urbanisation.

“The coastal strip will be home to the vast majority of the population growth over the coming decades due to demographics and migration. These regions are also the most susceptible to flooding, extreme weather, and depletion of natural resources, and many are seismically active too. Having resilient, affordable and dependable marine transport will be absolutely vital in the coming decades”

(Gavin Allwright, Secretary of IWSA).

The ambition of Blue Technology is to develop solutions which eliminate many of today’s challenges and help the maritime industry on to a truly sustainable path.

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