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Report: US able to take a big leap forward in decarbonization of shipping

A very big part of the fossil fuels currently used by the US’ maritime fleet may be replaced by more climate-friendly energy such as electrification and green hydrogen within the foreseeable future, according to report.

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The US has the potential to become a leading player in the decarbonization of shipping. More than 40 percent of the fuel used by the country’s maritime fleet may be replaced by climate-friendly fuels and propellants before the end of the decade, states new report by maritime consultancy firm UMAS.

The report The Maritime Fleet of the USA – the current status and potential for the future has been commissioned by environment organization Ocean Conservancy and provides a view on how US shipping can fulfil the climate targets put forth by the US government under the leadership of President Joe Biden.

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