Hydrogen is starting to look like a possible alternative fuel for shipping

For the IMO's climate target to be met, ships sailing the world seas by 2030 will have to emit zero CO2. The first tests are looking so promising that hydrogen as fuel could be a possibility just a few years from now.

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Less than two years from now, Belgian CMB will be ready with ships that sail partly on hydrogen, says Roy Campe, head of research & development, in an interview with ShippingWatch.

The company has in the past two years been looking into the potential for replacing fossil fuels with greener alternatives, and in November 2017 the company's first ship, a so-called hydroville, was launched in Antwerp. This happened after a test period of nine months, which formed the basis for further development.

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