Low Carbon Shipping & Shipping in Changing Climates

A Research Led Consortium on Sustainable Shipping


Technologies for the high seas: meeting the climate challenge

Tyndall Manchester have published new research in the Journal of Carbon Management on technologies and engineering capability to deliver CO2 emission cuts in the shipping sector.

The research looks explicitly beyond incremental change, and uses a participative technology roadmapping process to explore opportunities for and barriers against ‘radical’ (urgent and deep) CO2 mitigation in the shipping sector. Promising technologies for delivering short-term cuts including wind-propulsion, small-scale fuel cells and some penetration of biofuels, benefiting from slow-steaming as a pre-requisite.

Through technology and engineering the outlook for the sector to significantly cut its CO2 emissions is promising. Full article