RINA: Greater hydrogen use could help maritime industry lower emissions

The RINA Hellas Classification Society’s Antonis Trakakis, Technical Director Marine, believes that greater use of hydrogen as a fuel will ultimately help the maritime industry achieve its aim of lowering emissions by 2050.

Antonis Trakakis presented a cutting-edge approach for producing energy aboard all ships during his lecture at the Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s “World Maritime Day” event.

His concept is to divide LNG molecules into hydrogen and carbon dioxide using steam and LNG in a gas reformer, allowing shipowners to achieve the IMO’s decarbonization goals for the shipping sector. According to IMO 2050, yearly greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from worldwide shipping should be at least 50% lower in 2050 than they were in 2008.

RINA actively promotes a green maritime strategy, with a particular emphasis on energy conservation, emissions reduction, and fuel usage efficiency.

The topic of this year’s “World Maritime Day” highlighted the importance of cooperation inside and beyond the maritime industry, exchanging information and experiences, and having a clear vision for how to ensure a sustainable future for shipping during its transition to sustainability.

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