The shipping industry needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions significantly to reach future climate goals, which will need alternative fuels. In a new project, researchers and actors from the industry in the Nordics will examine if fuel cells and hydrogen gas can compare to other fossil-free solutions.
The shipping industry is of great importance for import and export in the Nordics, but maritime transport still faces challenges when it comes to becoming less dependent on fossil fuels. The project, called HOPE, will analyse how hydrogen gas and fuel cell solutions can be used for the shipping industry in the Nordics. The project will, among other things, develop and investigate a concept design for vessels, look at the barriers and incentives to realise the vessels in the region and measure greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution.
The project will be carried out by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Norwegian Sintef, the University of Iceland, Stena Rederi and Powercell Sweden and last for two years.