Green fuel scarcity could scupper decarbonisation
A lack of alternative fuel availability may hinder marine decarbonisation, according to the latest whitepaper from P&O Maritime Logistics.
The ‘Developing P&O Maritime Logistics’ Decarbonisation Pathway’ paper, authored by head of HSSEQ, Benjamin Neal, addresses the obstacles faced by the industry as it aims to halt the 90% to 130% increase in maritime greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 that the IMO projects without major decarbonisation efforts.
Among these challenges, the identification of alternative fuel availability emerges as a central concern. With extensive debate around fuels such as methanol, ammonia, biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, batteries and even nuclear energy, P&O Maritime Logistics acknowledges the need for research to assess which fuel is most suitable in a variety of settings.