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Decarbonisation of coastal shipping

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April 2020 to September 2021

Project team

Nishatabbas Rehmatulla

Tristan Smith

Domagoj Baresic

This study explores what are the most suitable geographic locations for early establishment of green and blue hydrogen and ammonia as marine fuels.

Decarbonisation of coastal shipping in UK – identifying the most suitable locations for ammonia and hydrogen as marine fuels to reduce emissions and develop long term sustainable energy demand

UK coastal shipping has the potential to be a global leader in maritime decarbonisation through adoption of alternative marine fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia.  This project explores what are the most suitable geographic locations for early establishment of green and blue hydrogen, and ammonia as marine fuels to facilitate the best possible early adoption, which can be scaled-up. The project is developing a set of key indicators and criteria that can be used to ascertain the suitability and success of marine alternative fuel transitions.

What we are asking

  • What are the most suitable areas for early adoption of carbon neutral hydrogen / ammonia as marine fuels in the UK?
  • What are the characteristics of different locations that make them better suited to become ‘niches’ for zero carbon maritime fuels?
  • What locations provide the best long-term economic viability for development of hydrogen / ammonia as marine fuels in the UK?

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