In recent years, maritime transport has come under increased pressure to lower, and ultimately eliminate, its negative environmental impacts, especially with regard to climate change and air pollution. Maritime transport accounts for about 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually, and emits around 15 % of some of the world’s biggest air pollutants (such as Methane – CH4, Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Sulphur oxides (SOx)).
Achieving significant reductions in CO2 emissions of international maritime transport requires using both less energy (increasing energy efficiency) and cleaner types of energy (using renewable and low-carbon fuels). At present, the maritime sector relies almost entirely on fossil fuels, mainly heavy fuel oil. Meeting the 2050 goals requires the shipping industry to undergo a global transition to alternative fuels and energy sources, such as biofuels, hydrogen and ammonia, or synthetic carbon-based fuels. These fuels will power the new generation of vessels, consisting of new builds and retrofits operating with zero-carbon propulsion technologies (using either modified internal combustion engines or fuel cells).
BENEFITS OF JOINING:
- Hear the latest on the Fit for 55 and other policies and what the industry needs to do in order to stay compliant
- Analyze if LNG has been overlooked as a transition fuel option
- Check the role of biofuels (bio-LNG, bio-diesel, bio-methanol) on route to decarbonization
- Examine the feedstock availability for a long-term, sustainable production of biofuels
- Hear why all eyes are on ammonia to decarbonise the deap-sea shipping
- Discuss whether or not ships of the future will run on hydrogen, electricity or something else
- See the current status of ports and their future plans for infrastructure development
- Co-hosted with the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum