New report published at COP27 on how the shipping sector will transport different fuels as the world transitions to a zero-carbon future
30 November 2022
Tyndall Manchester’s new report “shipping’s role in the global energy transition” was launched at an event at COP27 with a presentation by Alice Larkin.
The report for the International Chamber of Shipping highlights that overall shipping of fuels will fall in a 1.5°C future, with major reductions in coal and oil transport. There are opportunities for the sector in increased transport of green hydrogen and ammonia, and sustainable biofuels. However, there is a major gap between plans for green hydrogen production, and the far larger quantities needed to meet the Paris climate goals. Green hydrogen producers are uncertain there will be markets for their product, potential green hydrogen consumers are unsure that they can guarantee supplies. The report sets out a series of recommendations for National Governments and the shipping sector, in order to boost supply and demand, and create the critical shipping infrastructure needed to connect distant consumers and producers.
The shipping sector will need to transport different fuels in the future. Making this change is as important as making changes to the fuels ships use themselves.