Renewable energy’s role in decarbonising international shipping

Renewable energy’s role in decarbonising international shipping
Renewable energy’s role in decarbonising international shipping

In May, EDF published a report authored by Ricardo entitled ‘Sailing on Solar: Could green ammonia decarbonise international shipping?’. The report describes how ammonia produced with surplus renewable electricity could be used as a fuel for ships. The report uses existing scientific data, basic chemistry, engineering knowledge and practical experience to show that green ammonia can – and indeed, should – be adopted as a greenhouse gas-free fuel more easily, quickly and safely than people may assume.

In this webinar, Ricardo presented the main findings of the report, including:

  • Development of green ammonia can begin using existing and familiar technologies
  • There are established safety protocols for storing and transporting ammonia
  • Green ammonia could drive investment in renewables
  • Bunkering facilities could be distributed around the world

The webinar concluded with recommendations from EDF on the policy pathways for shippers to adopt alternative fuels, and how EDF is exploring a range of mechanisms to drive down costs without penalising early adopters.

Speakers

  • Tim Scarbrough, Associate Director, Ricardo Energy & Environment
  • Nick Ash, Principal Consultant, Ricardo Energy & Environment
  • Aoife O’Leary, Senior Legal Manager, Environmental Defense Fund Europe
  • Marie Cabbia Hubatova, Research Analyst, Environmental Defense Fund Europe

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