In 2000, the 22-person Hydra ship was demonstrated, and in 2003 the Duffy-Herreshoff watertaxi went into service. 2003 saw the debut of Yacht No. 1, as well Hydroxy3000. The AUVDeepC and Yacht XV 1 were shown in 2004. In 2005 the first example of the Type 212 submarine, which is powered underwater by fuel cells, went into service with the German navy. In 2006 the 12-person Xperiance was debuted, as well as the Zebotec. In 2007 both the 8-person Tuckerboot and the Canal boatRoss Barlow debuted, and in 2008 the 100-passenger Zemships project Alsterwasser went into service in Hamburg. Also, in 2009 the Nemo H2 and the Frauscher 600 Riviera HP went into service. In 2013 the Hydrogenesis Passenger Ferry project went into service.
Hjalti Pall Ingolfsson from Icelandic New Energy has commented that ships are fast becoming the biggest source of air pollution in the European Union. It is estimated that by 2020 emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from ships will exceed land-based emissions in Europe. A big issue to be dealt with would be the storage of hydrogen on ships, given that there would be no opportunity to refill them when out at sea, although one can use wind power and solar panels to generate electricity from the ocean while they are far from the shores and produce onboard hydrogen.
In recent times, few topics have been as prominent in energy discussions as the role of hydrogen in future energy systems ... If the renewable energy community can find a way to produce, capture and store green hydrogen in a cost-effective manner, industries such as aviation, shipping and freight could see their emissions dramatically slashed.
ClassNK is working on a new form of vessel classification for an eco-friendly investment fund operated by AnchorShipPartners. The Japanese shipping investment firm and its partner, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, have brought in ClassNK to evaluate the emissions of the fund's vessels.
In a bold new move, Royal Dutch Shell announced it was considering a trial process of powering ships in Singapore with hydrogen fuel cells. If the project proves successful, the oil major will move forward with a cleaner and hydrogen-powered method of shipping ... shipping needs.
The manifesto includes proposals to spur the industry’s transition to net zero and create more than 74,000 jobs, including in developing shore power charging points across the UK’s coast to power what was described in a release as “tomorrow’s Teslas of the seas”, as well as advancing green shipping fuels such as hydrogen.
... hydrogen supply infrastructure shipping the gas to Singapore. The project, which is designed to contribute to the development of the broader global hydrogen infrastructure, focuses on shipping hydrogen to be used to power facilities operated by KeppelData Centers in Singapore.
Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, Masdar, is advancing the development of a hydrogen demonstrator project as part of an alliance that includes two other state-backed entities ...Green hydrogen refers to the gas produced from renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar, which powers electrolysers that split water molecules.
The objective is clear; reduce the shipping industry’s GHG emissions by 50% (compared to 2008) by 2050, and fully decarbonise as soon as possible ... According to their comprehensive review, LNG will play only a “limited role” in the future of shipping, restricted to “niche applications”.
“Along with the development of ammonia-fuelled ships and a liquefied hydrogen carrier, HMD is going to raise its competitiveness through this joint development project for the liquefied CO2 carrier in the shipbuilding field which is concentrating on the green growth market these days.
Another feature boosting MitsubishiPower’s leading global status is that all heavy-duty gas turbines now ship with hydrogen capability for even deeper decarbonization. As delivered, the gas turbines are capable of operating on a mixture of up to 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas, which can be increased to 100% hydrogen in the future.
Hyundai Mipo will develop the designs for the ship and its cargo storage system ...HMD notes that it is also working on the development of ammonia-fueled ships and a liquefied hydrogen carrier, and believes that all of these projects can help the yard to rise its competitive position while contributing to the global climate efforts.
There is growing interest worldwide in the use of hydrogen as an energy source because its combustion does not emit carbon dioxide ...KawasakiHeavy has built the world’s first LH2 carrier, and has recently made plans to supersize the ship design whereby it could carry 160,000 cu m of hydrogen.