On the crest of a wave: Emerging hydrogen power for the marine industry


Shipping is responsible for more than 3% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution, with Oceana reporting that if global shipping were a country, it would be the sixth largest producer of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Governments need to reduce this figure to meet carbon reduction targets and hydrogen is predicted to play an important role in providing green energy solutions for the marine industry.

Luxfer Gas Cylinders, the world’s largest manufacturer of lightweight high pressure cylinders, is working with a leading ship builder to produce hydrogen power systems for two different boats. This will see Luxfer and its partners taking major steps towards reducing the amount of carbon and noxious chemicals released into the atmosphere. With estimates suggesting that a container vessel has emissions comparable to that of a small city, the environmental savings are expected to be huge.

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