Hydrogen in Marine

Hydrogen has a role to play in decarbonizing transport since shipping contributed approximately 2.6% (938 million tons) of the world’s total CO2 emissions in 2012. H2 provides a promising alternative for shipping because of its high ratio between transported weight and average mileage per day/trip, which is approximately 6000 tons and 750 km per trip.

Hydrogen is odourless, colourless, and tasteless, but by using specialised sensors means the detection of leakages is not a problem. To achieve a successful implementation of hydrogen technologies, more effort is required in:

• Infrastructure Development

• Reduction of Cost

• Increase of Lifetime

• A history of Safety Operations

• New regulations, codes, and standards by the International Maritime Organization and Classification Societies